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Find-it Rice Bottle
Hide small objects in a bottle for little ones to find
This is a simple sensory activity to keep under 5s occupied
Creativity and learning about the world around you isn't just for toddlers
Ice And Slime Colour Boxes
This is a fun messy sensory activity, best done outside on a sunny day
DIY Finger Paint
Finger painting is a great way to get creative and get messy, two things that kids generally love
Rainbow Pasta for Squirmy Sensory Play
Perfect for sensory play - or if you are really game - tempting fussy eaters
Honey, You Baked!
Making and playing with rainbow rice is a fun sensory play activity for Under 5s
Goop In The Bath Tub
Goop is a cheap and easy sensory activity
Balloon Dip Dab
My son gets really excited when we try new painting techniques
Messy Rainbow Foam
Have fun creating and playing with some colourful rainbow foamy bubbles
Shivery Glittery Cloud Dough
Cloud dough is usually made with flour and baby oil
Bubble Wrap Printing
I'm always looking for interesting techniques and textures for my toddler to experiment with whe...
Coloured Ice Cube Sensory Play
This is a great sensory activity for a hot summer's day or even bath time
Sensory play is great for development of children at all ages and something that babies will lov...
Using up mums old make-up is a messy way to practice fine motor skills, co-ordination and explore se...
Foam Dinosaur Hunt
When it comes to kids and mess, something so simple can be so much fun
Babies learn by exploring the world around them
Cereal Play Kitchen
Bring your play kitchen to life by adding some cereal for children to pour, measure, scoop and nibbl...
Kids just love the concept of aliens flying around in flying saucers and visiting from outer space
It's easy and cheap to create this sensory experience for pre school children and you'll be surp...
Easter Sensory Tub
Here is a fun and educational activity for toddlers or young children
Messy Sensory Boxes
This afternoon my son had fun standing on his step at the sink playing with water and bubbles
Relax and learn colours with your child as you give each other home manicures
This salt tray is an easy and cheap activity to set up and a fun way to introduce young kids to ...
Icy Ghost Cubes
Ice cubes are great for sensory play and these little ghosts with their funny eyes are lots of fun
Glitter Play Dough Recipe
This sparkly play dough is cheap and fun to make as well as play with
Top 10 Messy Play Activities
Messy play activities - you either love them or hate them! Many parents prefer to leave the messy ac...
Cling Film Squish Painting
If you like the idea of messy play but can't quite bring yourself to deal with the mess, then this i...
Flower Petal Cloud Dough
If you haven't tried making cloud dough before you must have a go
Minimal Mess Finger Painting
Children are never to young to start painting and it doesn't have to be messy! If you use w...
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