There is something about kids and mess that makes cleaning up after the activity all the more worthwhile.
What was intended to be a Cloud Dough activity turned out to be extremely messy, a case of Messy Dough Play, and all in good fun. I had bought two nice Ikea boxes, and was excited to use them for this activity. They are nicely sized, and deep enough for the kids to reach in.
Here's what I gathered for our Messy Dough Play
Recycled toilet roll
Notice that I did not include any measurements for the flour, baby oil and water. Because in the end, it didn't matter. It was truly a session of free play, where AA took flour from EV's tray, and snatched her plastic spoons, and tried to style her hair with dough.
What learning was there?
Some letter recognition, some 'ice cream making', some dough rolling, and lots of squishy, mushy, cheeky play. All in the name of fun. The adults had a great time watching them too. Who cares about cleaning up after?
What messy play are you doing this week?
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