Did you know that June 29th is International Mud Day? A day to connect and discover mother Earth & it's soil. Getting messy with mud is such a rich and engaging sensory experience.
Using mud to paint is a great way to combine creative expression, fine motor skills and an appreciation for our beautiful Earth.
There are so many more activities that can be done with mud! But you may be asking why mud?
Here's a list of benefits that you may find interesting:
Develops fine and gross motor skills
Friendly soil bacteria stimulates the immune systems causing a release of serotonin which helps regulate mood
Increases awareness of their senses
Encourages outdoor play which results in increased physical activity
Improves hand-eye coordination
Helps develop social and emotional skills
Helps build creativity and imaginative play
Let's get muddy!!!