International Mud Day
Mud is essential to the outdoors, and the outdoors mean fresh air and exercise. Mud is dirty, slippery and oh so much fun! And so what if we get a little dirty? Plenty of research has shown that coming into contact with a certain amount of bacteria is good for us, as it helps build up immunity, as opposed to living in a virtually sterile environment, which makes our bodies very vulnerable.
Benefits to mud play:
- Connection to the earth
- Nature play
- Social play
- Sensory input
- Good for physical & mental health
- Increases immunity
- Improves your mood
There is a reason why people pay hundreds of dollars for mud masks and baths at spas. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get dirty.
How to Celebrate International Mud Day
There are countless ways to celebrate International Mud Day, but all of them have one thing in common: you have to get dirty.
- mud sculptures or mud cakes.
- It’s easy to adjust the consistency of the mud you’re using by simply adding a little more earth or water, so it should be easy to make what you want to make, while enjoying plenty of carefree laughter and quality family time in the process.
- make a homemade mud pit using a blow-up pool, it's cheap and a very unique way to enjoy some mud.
- Create a mud kitchen for the children to experiment in
- Mud slip & slide
- Mud obstacle course
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After all, as American botanist Luther Burbank said,
“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade…bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to toll, sand, snakes and hornets; any child who has been deprives of these has been deprived of the best part of…education.”