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MUD DAY at Wegerzyn Garden Center
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark
1301 E Siebenthaler Ave # 2, Dayton, OH 45414 [map it]
Free Event

Join us for International Mud Day! Activities include: mud painting, games, and crafts. Get in touch with nature. For families and kids as young as 2.

MUD DAY at Wegerzyn Garden Center

MUD DAY with Five Rivers Metroparks

Mud Day activities are developed for those ages 2 and older. Participants should dress to get dirty, and there will be an area to clean up. Activities include:

  • Arts and crafts: Kids can create a soil painting and mud mural with the Earth’s natural materials, and then stop by the mud face painting station.
  • Sensory activities: Children who are up to get dirty can play in four mud pools, fish in mud buckets to find a surprise, make mud pies and develop a mud city.
  • Games and family fun: Families can get messy and then snap a commemorative Mud Day photo before challenging themselves to a mud hula hoop contest and mud ball game.

“Playing in the mud is a wonderful way for kids to engage in sensory play, which is crucial for early learners,” said Betty Hoevel, MetroParks education coordinator. “Studies have also shown that exposing children to nature — even things we find outdoors that we typically think of as ‘dirty’ — creates happier and healthier kids.”

After participating in Mud Day, families can explore the Children’s Discovery Garden, and formal gardens at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.

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    Five Rivers MetroParks
    Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Bike rentals are available.
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    Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark
    Gain inspiration for your own garden from the unique and beautiful combinations of annuals found in containers scattered throughout the grounds.

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