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Muddy case studies

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The real practical work carried out at different settings on a day-to-day basis can be fascinating

These examples come from a range of settings and locations, and focus on the creation of mud play opportunities, mud kitchens, and Mud Day events.

We hope you'll find these case studies useful & inspiring, and that they may support you to develop even more confidence to get children outdoors and interacting with natural materials wherever you are.

Case study: mud patch at a primary school in NI

Creating and maintaining a muddy digging patch was a priority at this newly-built primary school.

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Case Study: mud kitchen & digging patch in an Australian kindergarten

Redevelopment of the whole site was the perfect time to create these excellent mud resources, with donated time & kit.

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Case study: mud play opportunities with an independent childminder

Clothes will get muddy - if parents know what to expect they can bring what is needed.

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Case study: mud kitchen at Ashton Keynes Preschool

With inspiration & the confidence to ask for support & donations, setting up a mud kitchen can be simple to do.

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Case study: mud kitchen & loose parts in a preschool garden

A mud kitchen combined with access to nature, a veg patch, and plenty of loose parts, greatly enhances opportunities.

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Case study: Mud Day celebrations at a primary school in Scotland

The rewards of involving children in planning - plus lessons learned for future mud events.

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Case study: Mud Day celebrations at multiple venues in Bradford

Communication and compromise can lead to a successful mud event bringing together a range of settings.

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Case study: celebrating Mud Day at a woodland playgroup in Staffordshire

A woodland play setting, with an established mud kitchen, finds other ways to celebrate & suggests some things to think about.

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