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Giving your child opportunities for messy play, like playing with sand or mud. This is a great way for children to express feelings.

At OMO, we believe that every stain represents an important experience - mud stains are the stamp of adventure, grass stains are the sign of exploration and fruit stains are the aftermath of discovery. Encourage your kids to get messy with our fun activities for happy, healthy, confident kids. We'll be there to sort out the dirty clothes afterwards.

How do I feel?

This muddy emotions activity will help your child identify and express their feelings.

What you will need:

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What to do:

  1. Start by thinking of a few emotions. Draw one of the feelings on a piece of paper and cover the drawings with sticky tape or you could put them into a zip-lock bag. Grab a 2l bottle and make a few holes in the lid.

  2. Take your drawings outside and lay them on the ground. Cover the pictures with mud so you can't see them.

  3. Ask your little one to spray water where you have hidden the emotions. The water will wash away the mud and reveal the feeling without using their hands. Have fun by showing the same expression on your face and talk about the emotions.