Chasing Cheerios

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mud Day!!!

O(4) loves to hear stories from my childhood, and one of the stories I tell her is how my kindergarten always had a "mud day" at the end of the school year. I was never allowed to participate in "mud day" because my parents were germophobe (we had "water day" instead). Since I am not a germaphobe (at least not as much as my mom and Elliott!), I let the girls go crazy with mud this week. They had a GREAT time!

We started off by filling several containers with water.

Then they made grass soup...this is a favorite daily activity. They serve it dry and/or wet.

We started adding dirt to the water to make mud. I was the designated dirt digger at one point.

Both girls eventually ended up in the container of mud.

Afte the girls tired of the mud, we put the waterhose on the slide to make a waterslide. Then I "chased" them with the water while they ran all around the yard. What a simple and fun afternoon!


  1. If there is anything better than mud, I'd like to know what it is:-)

  2. Wow you giys are having so much fun! We did a mud kitchen last year. I set up a table with sawhorses and put out bowls and measuring cup and spoons, ect. Then I gave then a huge pan of dirt and a pitcher of water. I also let then pick flowers out of the yard as well. They made cakes, and soup and all sorts of stuff! :) It was super fun!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and read it as often as I can.

    Mud day sounds fantastic- I'm a teacher and was known to encourage the odd mud day too. In fact we used to read the book 'Wombat Stew' and make our very own variation. I think your girls would love it :)

  4. I don't think there's much my boys love than getting wet & dirty - except doing them together. Mud play is a favorite around here!

  5. Oh, this looks so fun!! It makes me want to play in the mud, too!

    Would love if you came over to link this up to our new Outdoor Play linky tomorrow!

  6. Ha ha. I love that they got inside the bucket. How fun to get that messy.

  7. What fun! My little guy loves playing in the mud!

  8. I still love this post and how she ended up IN the tub of mud :) I featured this in a roundup of dirty, muddy ways to play.