We haven’t done a great deal of messy play for a while so with the boy at school I thought it would be a perfect chance for us to get messy again. In doing so we will improve fine motor skills, explore mark making, extend language, get messy and have lots of fun.
I purchased some mouldable soap from Home Bargains for a bargain price. She enjoyed watching it being squirted onto the tray and we talked about the shapes we could see. She thought they looked like little snowy hills. She tried to squirt it herself but found it a bit too tricky.
She was a little bit apprehensive at first and not too keen on getting stuck in but with encouragement she submerged her whole hand. Initially she wanted it to be washed away and didn’t like it touching her but with encouragement she persevered and was soon making marks and trying to recreate the snowy hills and generally covering herself with it.