Mud Play for Fun & Learning

As the weather warms up, there are more opportunities for mud play.

The Benefits of Mud Play

Why should young children play in mud? Read about some benefits in:

Getting Ready for Mud Play

  • Stay away from dirt or mud that has been contaminated by animals or harmful chemicals.
  • Check the area for sharp or abrasive debris.
  • Be clear about where children can dig.
  • Dress for the mess. Mud play is messy play.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after your child finishes playing.

Mud Play Activities

Squishing, digging, patting and stomping mud are all fun activities. But there’s so much more you can do. Find some ideas in:

For more ideas, contact the Decoda Library to borrow some books on nature-based learning.

Mud Kitchens and Mud Pits

Have you ever built a mud kitchen?

For more tips on making and using a mud kitchen, download Making a Mud Kitchen.

Not much space? Try The Simplest DIY Mud Kitchen You Can Make or follow the directions in How to Make a Mobile Mud Patch for Play in your Backyard.

 

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