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::: i’m in love with mud!

Today we are celebrating “International Mud Day” with a wonderful poem by Gareth Lancaster.

I’m in love with mud,
It’s sad, I know, but true.

I just can’t help but splash in it,
Or stomp a path right through.


It’s sticky and it’s dirty,
And it covers all my clothes.


But when I see it lying there,
A voice inside me grows…


…You can’t resist, you know I’m right,
It’s fun to play in mud!


Look at it just sitting there,
I really think you should!


I splatter in the grimy gloop,
I can’t resist the ooze!


I run, I jump, I stamp about,
It drips into my shoes!

This post has been added to the following link ups today

to celebrate International Mud Day

I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Hands on : as we grow

Please be sure to pop on over to see how others are getting down and dirty!

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6 Responses to “i’m in love with mud!”

  1. Nexita says:

    It’s sad but, most schools and parents here, wouldn’t allow children to play with mud πŸ™

    ::: Nexita that is sad … but sadly not unusual! I remember telling my children when they were little, “Don’t worry it’ll wash” … My 24 year old son still lives by that … Arrggghhh! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. I didn’t know this poem. What a wonderful contribution to International Mud Day. It would be great if you could add this to the blog hop that’s going on about Mud Day – the link is on my blog post. Thanks x2!

    ::: Thanks Juliet, we’ll pop on over! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. HOORAY! What a wonderful poem. I can’t wait to tell Little M she is going to be chanting it.

    ::: Have fun with it Jill and Little M! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Ruth Bode says:

    I have a cute song the kids love called “I Like Mud”. For “old” teachers like me, it was in the Sounds Fun, Sounds Magic publications from a million years ago. ….but I still love it….

    I like mud.
    I like it on my clothes.
    I like it on my fingers,
    I like it on my toes.
    Dirt’s pretty ordinary
    And dust’s a dud.
    For a really good mess-up
    I like mud.

    …..Our students love mud making activities too….

    ::: That poem’s a little ripper Ruth … thanks for sharing it! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. kristin says:

    i’m so sad i missed this!

    ::: Oh well Kristin luckily for you everyday can be mud day! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. lorraine says:

    what a fantastic poem, do you mind if I print it out to give to staff at next meeting as I am a great believer in children playing in mud but find it very hard to convince staff members…even though the parents give me such good feedback on allowing their children to play in the mud

    ::: What a great idea Lorraine … go for it! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚