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IC3 Celebrates International Mud Day!

On June 29, IC3 pre-k classrooms celebrated all things MUD! International Mud Day was created by the World Forum Foundation’s Nature Action Collaborative for Children in an effort to connect children to the natural world. In addition to forming a connection with nature and appreciation for the environment, children learn a lot through mud play! Open ended mud play offers a sensory experience that allows children to explore their creative side and practice their fine motor skills. When children play in mud together, they build communication and social skills as they negotiate sharing tools and space. Mud play also enhances emergent science and math skills by providing an opportunity for problem solving and exploration of cause and effect. Recent research demonstrates that exposure to mud has health benefits for children as well. And, most importantly mud play is FUN!

On International Mud Day at IC3 we played in muddy pools.

We painted with mud and worked with clay.

We created a mud kitchen.

We read stories about mud.

We got dirty and we had lots of fun!