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Last Updated: Wednesday July 07 2010 12:27 GMT

In pics: Kids beat the heat at annual Mud Day

American kids at the annual Mud Day

Children get some relief from the heat by playing in a gigantic lake of mud in the USA.

American kids at the annual Mud Day

This mud-fest makes sports day look like a walk in the park. It looks like SO much fun!

American kids at the annual Mud Day

It was created by mixing 20,000 gallons of water (that's 75,708,24 litres) with...

American kids at the annual Mud Day

...200 tonnes of topsoil. Yikes! At least some of the kids get time for a chat.

American kids at the annual Mud Day

These guys start work on their new mud-designed headgear - and try not to get stuck.

American kids at the annual Mud Day

The annual Mud Day event is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks Department in Michigan, USA...

American kids at the annual Mud Day

...which attracts about 1,000 people every year, who make mud hats like this one.

American kids at the annual Mud Day

But after a tiring day, if this kid isn't careful he might bake himself into a mud pie!