I’m so sorry that this very special post must also be a rushed one! However, I really didn’t want to miss the first weeks Messy Play for Matilda Mae as I really want to join in every week with Jennie.
The Messy Play Linky, in memory of Matilda Mae, will include lots of really good ideas for sensory, messy play often using a Tuff Spot, as used in the Foundation Stage.
I have made the most of the school holidays and nice weather and just made use of our own, natural “messy areas” for our first post.
Isabelle loves going to the beach. During the Winter, she loved learning to walk across the sand. Now, it’s warmer, she is getting her hands into it, digging and mark making with her hands, then with different objects…sticks, shells, pebbles, spades, etc.
She has loved exploring all the natural materials that we find on the beach and bring home with us. Shells, pebbles, rope etc.
We also have a variety of toys to play with in our sandpit at home, letter moulds, shape moulds, buckets, spades, dumper trucks, cars and dinosaurs…”Rawr!”
I love this picture, can you see the Pennysow (Woodlouse) that she is showing me on the shell? She then picked it off and carefully put it on the grass outside the sandpit. Such a clever, caring girl.
We’ve had lots of fun this week. Also being outside meant we could hear the birds, feel the breeze, smell the flowers, not to mention experience the difference between bare feet on grass to bare feet in the sand. Danny even taught her “Light and Dark” going in and out of the cave on the beach.
Thanks Jennie, for organising Messy Play for Matilda. It’s a wonderful legacy for your gorgeous little girl.
Please have a read of all the wonderful posts and enjoy lots of messy play with your little ones this week!