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Mud Words

Let’s face it, kid’s love playing in mud but did you know that it can be used as a fun way to improve your child’s writing skills and even learn new words? The child may also explore his inner artist by painting things from his surroundings. Plus who needs to worry about mud stains when you have Surf Excel?

Here’s what you’ll need:

• Get some dirt which is pebble, grass and debris free.
• Paintbrush that is not too wide and easy to handle for the child.
• A paper, piece of cloth or any light colored surface outdoor, a pavement or sidewalk as canvas
• Bucket
• Water

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start by mixing some water in a little amount of dirt until you have a muddy consistency so that painting becomes easy.
  2. Depending on the child’s progress, ask him to paint word families on the paper on light colored surface outdoor, like “cat” and “hat” and then ask him to paint as many words as possible on his own.
  3. The possibilities are endless. You can ask the child to come up with as many words as possible on his own; call out words in sight and ask him to paint out the spelling or write down the starting of a sentence and ask him to complete it.

To clean up the mess, use a hose to wash away the dirt in the outdoor area (and even your child, if required!) and let Surf Excel take care of the stains!