Children love to get muddy, covered in paint and stuff when playing, we call this Messy Play!
Play is essential to children’s development. Messy Play can help develop children’s senses as they explore the different textures of materials.
Messy Play also helps children develop their imagination as they are allowed to play freely and investigate.
Children can gain independence and develop their problem solving skills through Messy Play as they choose the materials and decide how to best make their creations.
There are many materials which you can use for Messy Play and in this booklet we have included some recipes which you and the children can make together.
Remember to dress for mess …. old t-shirts, aprons and cover floors with newspapers
… Have fun!