Messy play is just what it sounds like: letting kids dive into something messy and play away. Messy play lets kids be creative, explore with their senses, and experiment.
Messy play can sound intimidating if you aren't a fan of messes or haven't done it before. It took me a while to get comfortable with the idea but now that I am, I embrace it and encourage it. Today, I'm sharing a few tips for managing messy play, embracing the mess, and cleaning up.
My Etsy shop is live! A lot of people ask me about the sensory bins and bottles I use with the babies so I decided it would be fun to make all our learning material available to others. When I was teaching I made most of the library centers I used with my students and I have been having so much fun making bottles and bins for the babies. My new shop is called WePlayAllDay:
I finally made a Facebook page! Check out This Twin Life on Facebook to see what we're reading, making, creating, and doing. I'll be sharing fun activities I find from other mamas, things we're doing and reading, videos of the babies playing, and of course some twin love now and then. Head on over to Facebook to like and follow our page!
I have painted quite a bit with the babies (ugh, I need to start calling them the kids but I just can't!). However, they've always painted in their high chairs, where I can contain them and the mess. They absolutely love painting and they love to point out their paintings that are hanging in our kitchen.
I decided to jump out of my comfort zone and get messy with their painting because I knew they would enjoy it. I also wanted to see what they would create when given a bigger space to work. It was totally worth it!
I have been meaning to make a felt board for the babies for ages. They like the felt boards we have used in classes and at the library. I can think of so many ways to use a felt board with them and I finally got around to actually making them each a felt board. I just love them! They were so easy to make, took probably less than 10 minutes, and cost less than $5 each! Now I just need to start on some projects to use with the felt boards...