Play in the Mud

I despise mud! It’s not the fact it is messy or the dirt it tracks I to the house; but rather, it is the way it feels that I loathe.

Despite my disgust for the stuff, my boys are attracted to it like iron to a magnet. Thankfully, they don’t ask me to participate in their fun by touching its nastiness. Instead, they give me the scooping or dumping jobs which is totally fine by me.

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When at its best, mud play is inventive and imaginative. We always have our mud toys ready for the next big rain.
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Our bucket, shovel and dump truck are our favorite mud toys, but we also have a rake, some spoons and forks and a mini-bulldozer “bobcat” at the ready too.

Most of the time our mud area turns into a construction site; though, we also make some pretty amazing baked goods. I always sit back and let the boys lead. It ways turn out great and everyone has fun – even when I have to touch it!

Do you let your kids play in the mud? What do they play?