Mud rocks and thankfully living in a village in the countryside means we have lots of it to hand on a wet day! This was at the start of the walk and everything got a lot messier from here on in. In fact the washing machine was put on as soon as we got home!
Such a great opportunity for language development. Talking about the sounds the mud makes and how it feels under foot. Or even in your hands if you are feeling brave enough.
We have a very clay based soil here which makes the mud a smooth and slippy texture. We often dig it out of the ground and use it to make clay faces and creations. Crafting straight from the Earth!
Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas: