The Natural Living School Presents…
Muddy Buddy Builders!
Cob building for Kids
The “Muddy Buddy Builders” is a program for children and families, that teaches natural building in a fun and accessible way. Here, children can learn how to build small structures with local earthen material, play nature games, increase their relationship with the natural world, and form connections with each other. Kids love playing in the dirt, creating mud pies, and building forts. Through direct participation kids will develop this natural inclination to build with mud. They will learn to create actual model homes and villages, as well as other small structures; play houses, cob ovens, and whatever else the child can imagine.
In all program sessions, children will learn how to make cob and adobe bricks. They will learn the “cob dance,” usually done barefoot but not a requirement. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that can get muddy and stained! We will also be playing some nature based games to awaken our awareness of the natural beauty around us. Basic yoga postures will be practiced to balance our minds and stretch out our cob muscles.
Session 1 June 16- 20 9 AM – 12 PM
For girls and boys ages 10- 14. Make your own house for dolls and action figures! Castles, dollhouses, model “hobbit” houses, model pirate ships and whatever else you can imagine!
Session 2 July 14- 18 9 AM- 12 PM
For girls and boys ages 10- 14. Create a tiny cob village! We will discuss what it means to live in a community and what structures are needed for a successful village. Children will design and create different buildings for our collective tiny cob town.
Session 3 July 21- 259 AM- 12 PM
Session 4 August 4- 89 AM- 12 PM
Come help build a cob play house at the local preschool! This family camp is for children and adults of all ages! Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult (adults come for free). Learn to create a playhouse that you can replicate in your own back yard!
What to bring
Snack, clothes and shoes that can get muddy and stained, a change of clothes or if you’d like, something to protect the car seat/floor on the way home, sun block, and hat.
$100/ week – 3 hours a day for 5 days (adults free)
Get great discounts if you sign up for more than one program!
Come to 2 programs for only $150 total.
Come to 3 programs for only $175 total.
Come to 4 programs for only $200 total.
Location & Contact
Ananda Village- Living Wisdom School- 14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City CA 95959