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Mud
Submitted by: Cheryl, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud by:Lynn Plourde
A feisty grandmother and her family struggle to get an assortment of farm animals out of the road so the family can pass in their model-T Ford.
Preschoolers to the Rescue by:Judy Sierra
When a mud puddle traps a pizza van, police car, tow truck, and other vehicles, a group of preschoolers comes to the rescue.
The Truck is Stuck by:Kevin Lewis
When a dump truck “haulin’ a great big load” gets stuck in the mud, progressively larger vehicles try to pull it out.
The Piggy in the Puddle by:Charlotte Pomerantz
Unable to persuade a young pig from frolicking in the mud, her family finally joins her for a mud party.
Mud by:Mary Lyn Ray
As winter melts into spring the frozen earth turns in to magnificent mud.
Songs
A Song for Making Mud Pie
(To the tune of Sing a Song of Sixpence)
Sing a song for mud pie,
It's my favorite brand.
Mix it 'til it's mush,
Squeeze it with your hand,
Put it in a tin pan,
Leave it in the sun.
Wait about an hour
Then you know it will be done
(From Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators, Debbi Wiliams, Story County Conservation Board)
Mud, Mud, Mud, is Fun
(To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Mud, mud, mud is fun
Watch us stir it up
Round and round and round and round
Mud is fun to make.

Mud, mud, mud, is fun
Listen to it squish
Through our fingers, round our toes
Squish is how it goes.
(From Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators, Debbi Williams, Story County Conservation Board)
Mud
Mud is very nice to feel
All squishy-squash between the toes!
I'd rather wade in wiggly mud
Then smell a yellow rose.

Nobody else but the rosebush knows
How nice mud feels
Between the toes.
--Polly Chase Boyden
I Wish I Were
(To the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap.
I'd go slidy, slidy, slidy
Over everybody's body
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap
(The World's Best Funny Songs - Esther J. Nelson, 1988)
Craft
Mix powdered milk, white tempra and brown tempra paint to the desired consistance of mud. Children can paint a big mud puddle and place a cut out piggy in it.