Keep those little ones away from their screens and get them into the outdoors with projects designed to spark their insight, dexterity and imagination: Just add mud! Much more than mud pies, this book will help you transform your backyard in a nature science lab. Using natural ingredients that are on-hand or easily found, your kids will explore concepts like environmentalism, culinary science, creativity and math, while never losing sight of all the delightful sensory stimulation. Bond over the sheer fun of Shape Play, or try out Muddy River for an introduction to physics. They will delight in creating their own food station, with projects like Juice Bar and Mud Cafe. Help them build the blocks of critical thinking and observational skills, with activities like Mud Investigation and Mini Beast Hunt.