Eastern to Host Fun Mud Day for Preschoolers

Written by Ed Osborn

WILLIMANTIC, CT (04/27/2018) The preschool children of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) will be participating in the Fun Mud Day on May 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Fun Mud Day will take place in the playground area outside the CFDRC and include mud, sprinklers, slippery slopes, leaves, ice and other elements of nature designed to challenge children’s physical abilities. The event will take place rain or shine.

Eastern students majoring in physical education will offer 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 ensure all participants complete the course and to have fun.

Parents and guardians are invited to attend as well to enjoy the activity with their child. They may participate as spectators and take pictures or choose to participate as a “mud partner” alongside their child. Physical Education majors may also complete the course.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged. Eastern campus community members who are active or retired members of the U.S. military are especially invited, as this event is Eastern’s preschool version of the “Tough Mudder.” Tough Mudder events are held to support the “Wounded Warrior Project,” whose mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans. All visitors should enter through the main entrance of the CFDRC and sign in at the reception desk.

“There is no doubt that the memories made this day will last a lifetime,” said Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor Darren Robert.

For more information, contact Robert at robertd@easternct.edu.