Friday, 8 June 2012

Rainy Day fun with clean mud

This was something I made a few weeks ago for Foundation stage ( Early Years Foundation Stage) and its both an outside activity and a rainy day one * looks at weather * Yes more defiantly a rain day activity. You and child will have so much fun and this activity is great for their fine Motor Skills  and sensory and one that will promote also their hand writing skills.

  • warm water (warm enough to melt soap)
  • 1 bar of kind to hands soap
  • 1 roll white toilet paper
double up on this quantities as you so wish !


Get the children up you tear up the toilet paper into little bits (the smaller the better). Using a cheese grater, grate the bar of soap into a big bowl. Add the torn up toilet paper to the bowl.  Add the warm water a little bit at a time while mixing the toilet paper and the soap together. You have added enough water when the mixture  starts to feel like a thick milk shake!. Do not make the mixture too sloppy. The more you play with it the fluffier it becomes. The kids will have so much fun with it ( I know I did) 


  1. Gosh this brings back memories. When my children were small I used to make a bowl of thick suds using a mixture of washing up liquid and washing powder (non bio!). Never thought to add toilet paper to it though!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

  2. Thanks, I will try this idea soon as I am trying to develop my son's fine motor skills at the moment.

  3. Thank you. I am making this next week!


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