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 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 mentioned a few of our favorite Easter books here and there but I wanted to share a roundup of all of our favorite Easter board books. You know I love books and I may use holidays as an excuse to add to our home library. I just can't help it! I like to have a basket of themed books for the babies to look through so these, plus a few picture books are currently in our Easter books basket.
While I was stocking up on Easter supplies at the dollar store a few weeks ago, I grabbed a deviled egg tray on a whim. I wasn't sure what I would do with it at first but there had to be something! Over the past week, the babies have been having so much fun putting eggs into cartons that I decided to try a color matching game with them using the deviled egg tray.