International Mud Day
The creators of International Mud Day wanted to find a way to help all of the children of the Earth feel closer to each other… and what a better way to do it than through the Earth itself? International Mud Day began in 2009 at a World Forum event, when Gillian McAuliffe from Australia and Bishnu Bhatta from Nepal got together to talk about ways to encourage feelings of community and appreciation for the world around us. The collaboration that followed has inspired educators, children, and families across the globe, from Holland to Nepal to the United States, to celebrate International Mud Day together each year on June 29.
Regardless of age, race and religion, covered in mud, we all look the same!
Today we celebrate International Mud Day which will be held on June 29! We made mud with the Butterfly children with water, corn starch, and a indigenous powered paint which we mixed together. Educators asked the children which animals love playing in the mud. So they started calling out animal names like Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Elephants, and Crocodiles and many more. The children enjoyed feeling the soft and sticky mud we made and also put some mud all over the animals they were holding. We had a messy morning with the mud! Had so much fun having it in our fingers! 😁