Fun Mud Day

The preschoolers at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) will be participating in the second annual “Fun Mud Day” on May 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern’s physical education majors will be offering support and motivation to the children throughout the day.

The event consists of a challenge course filled with obstacles that children do not usually encounter during a typical physical education class.  The event is not a race, but an opportunity to work together as a team, to make sure all participants complete the course and have fun.

The “Fun Mud Day” will take place outside in the playground area and will include mud, sprinklers, slippery slopes, leaves, ice and other elements of nature designed to challenge children and make them dirty and wet.  The event will take place, rain or shine.

Parents and guardians are invited to attend as well to enjoy the activity with their child. They may participate as a spectator and take pictures or choose to participate as a “Mud Partner” alongside their child.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Community members who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Services are especially welcome, as this event is Eastern’s preschool version of the “Tough Mudder.”

Tough Mudder events are held to support the “Wounded Warrior Project,” which has a mission to honor and empower wounded veterans.  All visitors should enter through the main entrance of the CFDRC and sign in at the reception desk.

For more information, contact: Professor Darren Robert at