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Mud Day

girls rolling in mud


The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful - e.e.cummings


On Jun 29th, children attending the Little Buccaneers summer program, will celebrate International Mud Day on the playground area outside of Warf-Pickel Education Building. This special day was created by the Word Forum For Early Childhood Care and Education. During a meeting of the Nature Action Collaborative for Children (NACC) in 2009, attendees discussed the value of playing in the mud. When it was revealed that children in Nepal were unable to play in the mud because they did not have spare clothes to get dirty, children from Western Australia raised money so they could send extra clothes to the children of the Panchkhal orphanage in Nepal. They designated a special day for the children in Nepal and the children in Western Australia to play in the mud at their respective locations. The underlying goal was for children in different locations to connect to each other through nature.


By participating in International Mud Day, the children at Little Bucs will be connecting to children throughout out the world who have also designated this day to enjoy mud. The staff at Little Bucs have planned special mud zones for the children. These zones will include a mud kitchen, a mud slip and slide, mud art, a mud balloon toss and a mud slack line.






who can get the muddiest?



painting with mud



body painting with mud



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