I recently took my kids to a lake and just let them play in the mud.
Since playing in the mud isn't something they do daily, this was a real treat for them.
Tyler made a "yummy mud pie". He kept telling me how tasty it was. I don't *think* he ate any of it since his mouth was clean.
He even got his clothes dirty, it was fine. I chose not to get mad about it.
She had a blast searching for water skeeters. She hasn't caught one as of yet.
I also taught them how to skip rocks. Since I am not a professional by any means, it didn't go over very well. In think they understand the concept of it, just the actual getting a rock to skip takes practice.
It was relaxing not to get stressed about all the dirt and mud.