It is one of my favorite things to give my kids hands on experiences. It is quite often my house that we play at with our homeschool group because messes can happen here. I look forward to mud and worms day every year. Honestly, I also dread the clean up at the same time, but it is so worth it! We learn about worms and what they eat, how they help the garden, and their physical characteristics.
There is nothing better than friendship and messy, muddy, exploration! Plus, sitting on the swing relaxing and occasionally guiding my children or answering questions is a perk of being this type of teacher. Yay!