OPENING SONG: Mister Sun
BOOK 1: Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clark
FLANNEL RHYME: 5 Clean and Dirty Pigs
I love this rhyme and flannel! After printing the pigs (printable below), glue each clean pig to each dirty pig so that you can flip them over, and then laminate. Use white velcro dots to use on a flannel board. Kids love it when you flip the clean pig over to the muddy pig!
Five little pigs rolled in the mud
Squishy, squashy, felt so good.
The farmer took one piggy out.
‘Oink, Oink, oink,’ the pig did shout!
(turn pig over to clean side)
Continue with four, three, two, until…
No little pigs rolled in the mud.
They all looked so clean and good.
The farmer turned his back and then,
Those pigs rolled in the mud again.
(turn all pigs over to dirty side again)
SENSORY ACTIVITY: Make some Mud (non-messy)
Before reading the next story, mix up a batch of mud. You’ll need:
- Gallon-size ziplock bag
Ask your group “How is mud made?” or “What do we need to make mud?” (Dirt and water, of course!) Pour some dirt into your ziplock bag. Then add some water and close tightly. Let each child have a turn squishing the bag to make mud. Ask them what the mud feels like.
BOOK 2: Mud! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The children in this story have lots of fun playing in the mud, covering themselves in the sticky stuff from head to toe!
CRAFT: Paint with mud
Mix up some dirt, water and white glue, and then let your children have fun painting with it! Note that potting soil doesn’t work well for this; you’ll need some plain ‘ol dirt from your yard.