Making Mud

Crawfish school’s third session was all about mud, mixing, and making. After last week’s mini vacation from our spot, we were back with the strong limbs and crunchy leaves of Live Oak Grove. Our spring series has reached its midpoint and we have had such a great time getting to know each of the children and their specific interests. To begin our exploration of mud and mixing we learned a new song in welcome circle, Two Little Crawfish Sitting in the Muck, about two muddy little crawfish named Boudreaux and Chuck. In our small group activities we investigated how various sensory materials interacted with the natural materials of the grove. In our homemade salt dough station we made all sorts of critters using nature to add details like ears and tails. In our mud area we

We mixed mud with food dye to make our own special paint and added more layers to our community art piece. In our ‘tools’ area we added water to make mud and had a blast mixing, measuring, and using our muscles to dig through the thick clay that lives in the shade of Live Oak Grove.

Tree climbing became a family activity this session. Everybody had a blast feeling the sensation of being held up by the ancient tree branches. We Can't wait to see what next week brings.