I found an awesome blog post about how important it is to get messy when playing. A child’s body learns from the whole experience of being tactile and feeling their environment and the experience that what they are working with gets all over them. As a parent, you have to remember how important it is, and let your kids get messy.
Some good messy play activities.
- Playing in mud or dirt.
- Clean mud
- Molding cake pops, or other cooking activitiy
- Peanut Butter Play doh
- Graham cracker houses
- Rice and Beans sensory tub
- Regular Play-Doh
- Fun Foods like Jellies, Jams, Peanut Butter, Jello, etc.
- Soap, Bubble Bath, Bath Foams, etc.
Go read the blog post about Respect the mess by Moving Smart blog.