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Dirt and Mud Play

Time

  • 15 to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Patch of dirt
  • Spoon or small trowel
  • Water
  • Small stick

Directions

  1. Strip your toddler down to a diaper or put on a swimsuit, and work together in the shade by playing with mud.
  2. Once you locate a small patch of bare dirt, begin digging, using the trowel, spoon, or stick.
  3. Add a small amount of water and model mixing it together with the hands. This activity is a guaranteed winner.

Extensions

  • Add a plastic cup or carton to spoon dirt and mud into.
  • Add plastic little people or animals.
  • Add a little coarse sand so the texture changes.
  • Add small broken twigs and hand-sized rocks.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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