International Mud Day

For the past three years we’ve been celebrating International Mud Day here at UHMCC. Mud Day is just one way we encourage children, staff, and families to get outside, be more healthy and connect to nature. This past year, we created a shallow mud pit under the plumeria trees and invited children, staff and families to join us in a slippery, sloshy experience.  A mud kitchen with cooking tools, a slide, water table and sprinkles to rinse off in were available for the children to delve into, along with “mud” themes snacks such as zucchini carrot bread, cocoa smashed sweet potatoes on crackers, mint pea dip, gummy worm sundaes, and refreshing low-sugar lemonade were served.

UHMCC celebrating International Mud Day

Resources: The Outdoor Classroom

“Making a Mud Kitchen” from Community Playthings

Making a Mud Kitchen-Just Do It! from Muddy Faces UK

More ways to be active with your children from the Children & Nature Network.

The New Nature Movement
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature

MUD IS GOOD! Ten Easy Ways to Connect Your Family to the Joy of Nature