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Mud Cups for Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day! Let's celebrate in a tasty way!

Earth Day Mud Cups are so simple and delicious. They are festive and a sure way to bring a smile to your child's face.

To get started, you will need:

  • 2 cups cold milk

  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding

  • 8 oz. Cool Whip

  • Oreo cookies (crushed)

  • 1 package of gummy worms


  1. Pour milk into a large bowl.

  2. Whisk in pudding mix until smooth consistency.

  3. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in Cool Whip and crushed Oreos.

  5. Sprinkle some of the crushed Oreos into your serving cups.

  6. Scoop half a cup of pudding mixture into your serving cups.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until your cups are full.

  8. Add your earthworms on top.

  9. Enjoy!!

Just as the Earth has many layers, so do these mud cups. Put an educational spin on this tasty project and discuss the layers of the Earth with your child.

Which layer do we live on?

The outermost layer, called the crust!

What is the crust represented by in the mud cup?

Crushed Oreos!

How many layers does the Earth have?


What are the other layers of the Earth called?

Mantle, outer core and inner core.

Share your Earth Day Mud Cup with us by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @arborlandmontessori

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