Making mud stew - messy play for kids - Mother Natured
You'll feel like the best mother in the world if you let your kids get messy and make mud stew. You already have all the ingredients you need too!
Going On a Bear Hunt... for International Mud Day
Chances are, if you work with or have young children, you know the story We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It's definitely a class favorite, and we love to watch the Youtube.com video of the author performing it. Check it out Going On a Bear Hunt, performed by Michael Rosen. Since the book involves mud, it fits with our mud theme for this week, so we read the book, and then went outside to act it out. Long wavy grass - oh no! "We can't go over it, we can't go under it, we've got…
Mud, Marvelous Mud: The Benefits of Mud Play
Michelle Rupiper explains the benefits of mud play for kids and includes some simple mud play ideas to help educators start a mud kitchen area as a learning opportunity for young children.
Setting up a Mud Play Area in your Outdoor Learning Space
In this practical article, Jennifer Leeper Miller describes how to start a mud play area in the outdoor classroom and how to make children's learning visible as they enjoy mud activities.
The Mud Center: Recapturing Childhood
Read how participants in a staff meeting at a lab school got inspired to introduce mud play as a learning opportunity for children ages three to eight. They describe their journey from planning to realization, with children helping to collect natural materials to use in a DIY mud kitchen which staff envisioned and created themselves.
Mud Masters: Setting up a mud kitchen in your outdoor space
This article describes how to support children in mud play activities, how to set up a mud kitchen and mud provocations for learning, and how to make the learning visible. Read about it here.
Marvelous Mud: Exploring the Benefits of Mud Play
Scientists have now confirmed something that children have always instinctively known; playing in mud is a great experience! It can make children healthier, help them learn, and connect them to nature and to each other. Read more about mud play and mud activities for young children here.
Schemas of Play In the Great Outdoors - My Little Robins
Schemas of play are types of play that little ones engage in for their growth and development. You might see these schemas during outdoor play time!
The Benefits of Mud Kitchens! - The Imagination Tree
The fantastic benefits of mud kitchens for early child development through sensory play, role play, imaginative play, maths and hands on exploration! We are huge lovers of outside play and learning and have spent many a happy hour watching the kids splosh about with water, build with wet sand, dig in the dirt, plant flowers,...Read More »
MUD PLAY! How to set up a simple, movable mud kitchen
Have you considered putting a mud kitchen on your playground? If so, I would like to share my two cents worth. Consider a movable mud kitchen. A simple movable mud kitchen provides children with the raw materials to create whatever they can imagine. It is open-ended and . . . . well. . . . movable. I can still remember making mud pies for my pet dachshund, Bobo. My mother gave me old pots and pans, spoons and measuring cups in the backyard. I would use a bench and pretend to be a dog chef…