International Mud Day (29 June) is a great way to connect children from around the globe while celebrating nature and encouraging outdoor play. Spending time actively outside can provide hours of fun and help children learn about their environment.
If you are looking for ways to celebrate International Mud Day and get your community involved, see our ideas and get inspired to spend an exciting day out. Getting muddy is just an added bonus!
Go on a hike
Get outside with the whole family and enjoy nature this International Mud Day! Go for a hike and explore the muddy trails. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes, and have fun getting dirty. Not only will you get some exercise, but you’ll also have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature in your local area. Happy hiking!
Organise a muddy obstacle course
If you’re looking for a fun and muddy way to celebrate International Mud Day, why not organise your own muddy obstacle course? This is a great activity for kids of all ages, and it’s sure to be a lot of fun. Create obstacles that involve muddy water, muddy trails or mud pits. The dirtier the better!
Try painting with mud
If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate International Mud Day, we recommend giving painting with mud a try. This activity is perfect for all ages, and can be done indoors or outdoors. All you need is some mud, a whiteboard (or other surface), and your imagination! You can even let kids use the fence or the driveway to paint on.
Make mud pies
Although it is unclear how or where International Mud Day began, what is clear is that it offers a fun and easy way for kids to get outside and enjoy the benefits of mud. So this year, why not celebrate by joining in on the fun? Let your children make their own mud pies from the garden dirt, and see who can come up with the most creative recipe. Not only will they have a blast playing in the mud, but they’ll also be getting some exercise and learning about nature too.
International Mud Day is an event that celebrates nature and encourages outdoor play, which can help improve physical health and cognitive development. Get your friends and family together and try out one of the activities we’ve suggested, or come up with your own mud-filled adventures. Just be sure to take plenty of pictures (and maybe even videos) to share with everyone afterwards!