Friday, July 6, 2012

Mud Pies!

It's a hot day here today!
Butterfly and I talked about how some animals, like hippos, elephants, rhinos, pigs, even deer, stay cool in hot weather... they use MUD!  So we set up a Mud Station!

Gather mud pie making supplies, and the most important ingredients- a bucket of dirt and a bucket of water!

I brought out a muffin pan, pans from the recycling box, measuring cup, stirring spoons and whisk, some empty jars, buckets and shovels,

things to decorate mud pie cakes with- rocks, gem stones, bottle caps, sticks,

and lots of popsicle sticks and straws.

Mud Station is ready!

Let child loose!

What a great sensory experience to have in the backyard, while creating and exploring!

Here is Butterfly's "birthday cake", all decorated,

and with birthday candles!

Now watch child play for a long happy time!

And invite a neighbourhood friend over to join in the fun!

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