We had even more fun with the book, Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm in Preschool. I love how our muddy pigs turned out! The kiddos loved the smell of the homemade mud paint. Template for the pigs can be found by clicking here.
The kids had a blast with this. I set out cut-out masks (we just tied them around our necks like a necklace) of the animals from the story, an apron and washing brush (for Mrs. Wishy Washy), some mud (brown paper), and a tub (laundry basket). First we acted out the story as a class taking turns. Then, I left the stuff out at center time and the kids enjoyed acting it out again on their own. Super cute! My mask cut-outs are in my farm pack. (click here to check that out!)
For an easy & fun snack to match the book we ate animal crackers and chocolate pudding. The kids dipped the crackers in the mud.
For a sensory activity we let some of our farm animals roll in the mud. The animals stomped their feet on a piece of paper that the kids let dry and took home with them later. Last each child cleaned the animals off in the water using a sponge. They loved this… For mud I used pudding, oatmeal, rice, corn, and flour all mixed together.
As you can see we has quite a mud filled day thanks to the story Mrs. Wishy Washy that inspired it all!
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