Thursday, July 29, 2010

mud surfing

Much to everyone's delight, a few days of rain turned our mud patch into a giant mud puddle.

And so was born the new and exciting sport of mud surfing:

Mud surfing requires skills of balance, persistence and a love of dirt.

You need to get up just the right amount of speed, or you overshoot - or wipe out completely!

Mud surfing:  recommended by preschoolers.

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  1. You are an early childhood educator of the awesome variety.

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  3. Fabulous!
    What joy, what fun, what be children and be allowed to do these types of things is such an unreal experience for them!
    Now off to find a mud puddle for the little guy and I to go surfing in tomorrow ;)

  4. Aww thanks Cath - but I was merely the photographer. My lovely Director was overseer (or maybe that should be lifesaver) at the giant mud lake!

  5. Looks like it was a blast!
    will have to show my sons. Not sure if they have ever seen real mud like that, as we don't have soil like what you do.
    If we ever get any mud, we will have to try this:)
    The closest thing we get to this here in Florida is when we are at one of the the Gulf beaches and high tide rolls in and makes for some sloppy sandy messy fun.
    Have a great day and as always, thanks for sharing your cool post:)

  6. Is there anything you don't allow the kids to do!!! I'm with Cath. We are going to all the kindy open days and I don't think I've seen anything that compares to your amazing teaching Jenny.

    PS...My husband's going to want to try this at home!!

  7. Mud surfing does sound fun. I always enjoy reading about a good preschool sport.

    Keep things fun and messy, Jenny!

  8. I like it! This will definitely be added to my muddy ideas collection.

    I have to admit I'm a bit of a surfing fan. I don't need the sea or a board. It can lighten up a serious safety talk with older children by doing the talk surf style with an analogy to surfing and the precautions needed as we act out riding the waves.

  9. Why should the kids have all the fun ... i want to go mud surfing myself. YeeeeHaaaaa!!
    Donna :) :)

  10. What a fantastic way to enjoy a puddle and some mud!!!!! Well done you!
    I do like to see kids getting all messy. They do come washable after all!

  11. What did you use as your mud surf board?

    We are hauling in some dirt for a mud day at church in July, and this looks like a lot of fun!

  12. Hi Josh - it was a lot of fun! The green thing is actually the top off a plastic ikea kids' table (the legs broke).