If your kids are anything like mine, they love making a mess and getting messy. Messy play has many benefits such as new sensory experiences and the chance to explore creativity. Summer is just around the corner and since the kids will be home from school, it’s a great time to explore play that is messy. So get out those play clothes and have some fun with these messy activities!
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What can be more fun than playing with oobleck, which has the properties of both a liquid and solid. Kids can pound and push it or pick it up and watch it run through their fingers.
Painting with Squirt Bottles
Clean out the condiment bottles you used at your last BBQ and fill them with paint for this messy art activity.
Painting with Golf Balls
You can do this activity with various sizes of boxes and balls. Squirt some paint in a box covered with paper and drop in some balls to create some messy art work.
Making Shaving Cream Cards and Wrapping Paper
More fun with shaving cream. This time we played with this awesome sensory tool and made cards and gift wrap. Perfect for those summer birthday parties you are sure to be invited to.