Get Dirty! 10 Messy Activities for Sunny Day Fun

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Sometimes the best learning happens when you make a little bit of a mess! Here are our top picks for dirt-friendly learning.

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Make Mud Brick Buildings

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Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners: build brick buildings with homemade mud bricks made from dirt and water.

Mud Painting

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If you're looking for something to keep your kid busy on a warm day, and give him some writing practice in the process, bring on the mud!

Make a Balloon Greenhouse

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Make your own greenhouse - out of a balloon! Your child will learn how greenhouses work as she plants radish seeds and watches them grow.

Make Your Own Garden Markers

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It's spring--time to get outside and dig! Once seeds go into the ground, invite your kindergartener to mark the spot in style.

Dirt Dessert!

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Make this easy composting dessert and then enjoy the yummy results!

Backyard Archeology

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This activity is a great way to stretch the boundaries of your child's imagination and build up important critical thinking skills.

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Making Rain

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Help your kindergarten science maven explore the water cycle without getting everything wet.

Frogs In Winter

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Help your child create a tasty treat that will demonstrate exactly how frogs survive a freezing season.

Fossilize Your Footprints

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This plaster fossil activity is a fun supplement to preschool science. Use plaster to make imprints of your child's handprints, footprints and other objects!

Make a Sandcastle You Can Keep!

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Help your child make a beautiful homemade sandcastle that will last!

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