Children and practitioners from Daisykins Nursery in Rugby took part in National Messy Dais. Activities planned ranged from quicksand to exploring the texture of hair gel. Practitioners in Baby Plus supported the children in fe the texture of baked beans, spaghetti and shaving foam the children used their hands to explore the texture, they squeezed and squelched the mixture together in their hands. Throughout this activity the children approached the adults for reassurance and exchanged gestures and words. Also set out on the table was finger paints, one child took a fancy to painting her face rather than the table she had a great time in doing this.
Over the corridor in Toddler room quick sand was being investigated by the children and practitioners. The children popped on their aprons took off their shoes and socks and eagerly started running their hands through the sand. Practitioner Kelly showed the children what happened when you lifted the sand out of the tray, she talked to them about the consistency of the sand and she also asked the children how it felt, their response was ” It’s cold”. After exploring the sand with their hands the children decided to dip their toes in, the reaction on the children’s face showed how cold it felt on their toes. This fun messy experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all and children couldn’t wait to tell their parents what they had played in.
Upstairs in the Pre School room it was no ordinary painting session going on, children were using fly swatters to make patterns with paint. The children dipped their fly swatter in the tray of paint and began splatting the fly swatter on the paper. Some of the paint ended up on the children but this made it even more enjoyable for the children. As the handle on the swatter were long enough it enabled the children to have an easy grasp and make the most of spatting their paper.
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