We’re taking our sensory play one step further this week and getting messy! Messy play is so important for young children, especially toddlers and preschoolers and I know it’s an activity that is often avoided. If you’re a bit hesitant to set up messy play activities for your toddler, these ideas will help!
Messy Play Ideas for Toddlers
Our sensory play ideas are always so popular that I thought it was about time we took it one step further with some seriously messy play! These activities WILL be messy (there’s no escaping that!), but if you do them outside or in a reasonably confined space you’ll be fine!
If you’re new to messy play and a bit hesitant about it all you might want to join in with our 5 day Messy Play Challenge. It’s a free challenge and this will be full of SIMPLE and EASY to set up messy play activities – perfect for ages 1-3. If you would like to take part you can SIGN UP HERE. The challenge starts Monday 28 May!
In the meantime check out this great list of messy play ideas for toddlers! If you set any of them up make sure you share them over on Instagram (use #MyBoredToddler so we can all see) or share a pic in our Facebook Group.
Shaving Cream Play – My Bored Toddler
Pigs in the Mud Sensory Play – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Fizzy Cloud Dough – Powerful Mothering
Rainbow Spaghetti – Messy Little Monster
Finger Painting – My Bored Toddler
Mud Play – Here Comes the Girls Blog
Balloon Painting – Mosswood Connections
Color Mixing Fun – Days with Grey
Painting with Cars and Trucks – My Bored Toddler
Under the Sea Jello Play – Natural Beach Living
Melting Ice Cubes – Bambini Travel
Frozen Oobleck – Messy Little Monster
Shaving Cream Ice Cream Play – JDaniels4’s Mom
Rainbow Fizzy Cloud Dough – Powerful Mothering
Window Painting with Shaving Cream – Fun Learning for Kids
Sandy Oobleck – Buggy and Buddy
Make sure you share photos of your messy play in our Facebook Group or over on Instagram – Use #MyBoredToddler so we can see! You can also sign up to our weekly newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Pinterest for more great toddler activities and ideas.
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