Squishing, oozing, splashing, gushing! Transforming into pies, paint, and magic soup, mud has limitless opportunities for play. Playing in mud promotes creativity, stimulates the senses, and cultivates joy.

How do you and the children in your life engage in mud play? Send us your favorite muddy photos and be entered in a drawing for one of three kid-sized Muddy Buddies! Email photos to editor@fwni.org by April 30th. Four Winds Nature Institute assumes the right to use any submitted photograph or image on our website, on our social media, and in our other print or electronic materials. This contest is open to everyone. We’re super excited to see your pics!

Here are some books to foster mud play:

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

Mud! by Annie Bailey

Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch   

My Mud Kitchen is Rad! by Allison Bakkum

Mudkin by Stephen Gammell

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