Play like this is simple yet vitally important to development - you will observe many important skills, communications & processes.
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- leave no trace
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- hand hygiene
- source of mud
- establish rules - not at faces
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Establish any ground rules – discuss and agree the target area, and consider the implications if the target is missed.
Prepare or find some nice gloopy mud.
Take a handful of mud and press it into a ball.
Take aim and fire!
Check out your handy work.
Decide just throwing is not enough - now it's who can throw it the highest!
Be prepared to get a little bit dirty if you stand in the line of fire.
An activity that could be seen to be unproductive actually demonstrated many skills – physical development, hand eye coordination, gross motor skills, mental processing (particularly when they changed what they were aiming to do), and communications – always discussing, adapting, not always agreeing.
What will you see?
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.