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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Keeping Baby Busy-Messy Play

When I taught preschool, I loved art!  Most teachers hated the mess, I looked for more ways to get messy!

Messy=Fun=Happy Kids

Not only do children love messy play, they need it.  It is a sensory experience that we should all be able to bring into our home.  It usually doesn't require much money and is easier to clean up than you think!

Our messy play examples:

Painting, of course.  She isn't ready to use those paintbrushes, but she liked experimenting with them.

Food is the best for messy play with baby; you never have to worry about those hands going in the mouth.

Lena was unsure about the Jello.

Scrambled eggs and a spoon kept her busy for awhile!

Colored Frosting!  Yummy and Fun!

This one required a bath afterwards!!!  WOW!

Bath time!  Let them play!  I usually sit next to the tub and read (two birds, one stone!)

Other things we have done:

Colored Ice
Cornstarch and Baby Powder
Any water play

Most of all, don't be afraid to get messy too!

Today I am linking with:
Show and Tell Saturday @
Weekly Wrap Up @
Strut Your Stuff Saturdays @


  1. What wonderful advice! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Awesome ideas! Thanks! My daughter is 15 months so this will be perfect! http://moresisterstuff.blogspot.com/

  3. Love these ideas! We did something like this a few weeks ago. ( Check it out here. )

    I'm stopping by from Show and Tell Saturday! Happy to be a new follower.

    Stef @ Miss Jo and Co

  4. What a fun mom! I love that you'll let her explore like that (and get SO messy.)

    I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The ‘Your Great Idea’ link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

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