What you need:
- Use any area outside – such as in your backyard, the park in the sandbox, or an open field, which has dirt for digging
- Dirt, shovels, small rakes, pails – and a little water to make mud can be fun!
What to do:
- Kids can play construction, buried treasure, farmer, make mud pies, make tunnels and roadways for miniature cars and trucks
- Twigs and small stones can be used for hauling, or for decorating those “pies”
Safety warnings: Ensure children do not play with dirt that may have been contaminated by animals. Ensure that children do not put dirt or dirty hands in their mouths. Potting mix is dangerous as it contains a potentially harmful bacteria, do not use. Ensure any cuts are covered. Wash hands afterwards.