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Mess It Up - Messy Play Events


Wed 3 May 2017, 11:00am–12:00pm
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 11:00am–12:00pm

Where: St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Killarney St, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Casual entry: $17.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: kathpat774f9

Our unique one-hour Messy Play sessions involve free play using paint, slime, play dough, foam, water, ice, finger paint, rice, pasta, and many different mediums. Come and have some messy fun with your child where you don't have to clean up the mess afterwards. It's not about making a mess, it's about making memories.

Messy or sensory play can help your child's development on a number of levels. This type of creative play gives children endless ways to develop and learn. Young children rely on sensory input to learn about their environment. Research suggests that sensory play helps build neural connections that support thought, learning and creativity. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine/gross motor skills, problem solving/reasoning, and social interaction.

Children will experience lots of opportunities to develop their fine motor skills - squishing and squeezing can help develop pre-writing skills. There is potential for early Mathematics by discussing size, shape, height, weight and counting and grouping of various mediums. There are endless opportunities for early Science experiments with mixing, dissolving, temperature, and different textures.

These messy activities are also excellent for encouraging a wide range of vocabulary. Using everyday language to name familiar objects but also creative language using adjectives to describe what's happening around them, which will help them with early literacy and creative writing later on at school.

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