Battle stations were armed, ammunition was stocked and children were ready to rumble in an epic mud fight at Amy Hurd Early Learning Centre today.
A muddy child returning from childcare is usually a parent’s worst nightmare; but today it was encouraged.
Children were allowed to throw, slip, slide, dig, play and jump through mud as they celebrated International Mud Day.
Preschool teacher Eileen Bach said it was a chance for children to engage in sensory play, make their own rules and get a bit dirty.
“We followed the children’s lead,” she said.
“We wanted to allow the children to interpret it themselves.”
Children said the highlights were throwing the mud and slipping, sliding and jumping through it.
Some children chose not to participate.