International Mud Day began in 2009 at a World Forum event. The Mud Day is generally celebrated globally on 29th June and it aims to connect children to Earth. This inspired educators, children, and families to celebrate International Mud Day together.
The K1 and K2 children of OIS Jalahalli had an absolutely wonderful time in the mud on Tuesday, 5th July 2016, as part of International Mud Day – a day to celebrate nature. Mud Day is not only celebrated for fun, it also connects children with nature. They had a great time exploring the sand and mud, trying to identify the difference between dry and wet sand/mud, making shapes and castles, digging, pouring and scooping. There by exhibiting their creativity and developing their large muscle skills and emerging in social and physical development. Staff and volunteers set up an obstacle course and added mud mixed with water to make a muddy fun day! Children ran through the muddy pools, crawled, walked through a giant mud pit, transferred containers of mud from one location to the next, navigated toy vehicles through mud and dug in the pool of mud for surprises. They did artistic work on a paper using mud, sponge and brush. It was a memorable experience.