The Chipmunk class had a blast playing with mud! Not only is mud fun to play with, it also many benefits:

*helps develop gross and fine motor skills

*helps build communication skills, promotes working together

*mood altering (dirt helps center children)

*it can be its own curriculum including science (what happens when we add water to dirt?), literacy (practice writing letters in mud), dramatic play (mud kitchens, mud pies) and language (talk about how the dirt feels, how the mud feels…)