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A MESSY MORNING WITH MEGA MESSY

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Hello everyone,

Children absolutely love getting messy, don't they? I am sure that I am not alone in saying that we don't always have the resources or the space to make that happen on a regular basis. Who likes the clean up anyway? It is an absolute nightmare especially when the little ones try to 'help'.




So this week I thought that it would be a great idea to attend a local toddler group called 'MEGA MESSY'. We took along my mum so she could help and join in the fun, I think she enjoyed the session more than some of the other children.

WHAT IS MEGA MESSY?
Mega Messy is a local toddler group that allows children to use all of their senses to explore and discover the environments that they are in, it will help develop their imagination and creative thinking. But the best part about it all? Children can have the best time with their parents and they don't have to do the clearing up. Yay! The toddler session is ran by a friendly and creative Zoe who provides all the materials for the sessions. The only recommendation she makes is to make sure the children wear old clothes and no shoes. I am so glad we wore old socks as they had mushed spaghetti, play dough, paint, glitter and lots and lots of lentils on them.


No amount of oxy will get rid of those stains!

Messy play sessions can give your little ones a chance to experiment and learn by pouring, measuring, moulding, colouring, sprinkling, and sticking. Many parents have mentioned that messy play sessions can also have a great effect on children's temperament, as it allows them to become creative and vent any feelings of frustration they could have.

The Mega Messy session took place at a community centre and once we arrived we went to the wrong room and nearly attended a slimming world session. Oooops. But then we spotted parents and their children heading towards another door and immediately followed. Once we were through the doors we were greeted by Zoe who told us all about Mega Messy and how the sessions worked and she left us to it. Then the fun began....

  
There were so just so much we could do and I couldn't help but be a little excited. There were six trays and a long strip of paper along the middle of the room that was full of boxes that the children could decorate. The six trays consisted of the following materials:

Sand with shapes and scoops.
Green and yellow spaghetti.
Lentils with spoons, scoops and small cups.
Foam with kitchen utensils.
Play dough.
Painting with sequins, glitters, stickers.
 
No Nanny I will show you how to do it!!!

Amelia had most fun with the painting tray and even when I tried to encourage her to see what else was about she would always go back to the painting table. I think she liked playing with the sequins and tried to give every single person in the room a sequin - she loves to share.



Another tray that Amelia kept going back to was the green and yellow spaghetti...I think she was hungry after all it was such hard work creating lots of mess.
 
All this playing is making me hungry!

The least favourite tray for Amelia was the foam tray. As toddlers love to put everything in their mouths straightaway she put the whisk full of foam in her mouth and made a silly face before saying yuck and going back to the painting tray!


Avoiding the tray of foam at all costs!


We all had such a good morning at Mega Messy and it was so great seeing Amelia experimenting with all the materials. I was very proud at how good she was with the smaller babies and wanting to share with everyone. Well that makes a change from our last toddler group where she wouldn't leave the babies alone and grabbed a flower on another girl cardigan which created a domino effect amongst the children. Only my child could do that!



But Mummy I don't want to leave...let me just grab some lentils.
Mega Messy is a fantastic session to attend and if you are ever in the area you need to contact Zoe and make an arrangements to attend a session. You will not be disappointed, just remember don't wear your new jeans...like I did. For £5 a session every two weeks, you can't really wrong! 


13 comments on "A MESSY MORNING WITH MEGA MESSY"
  1. That looks like fun! Even better that you can go home and not have to worry about cleaning up! #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. We did have so much fun...she was so tired when we left the session. Oh yes no cleaning up, yay lol. Thank you for your comments x

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  2. I have to say I'm quite happy leaving all the messy play to nursery so they can clean it up! #twinklytuesday

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    1. I don't blame you...I did feel guilty for a little while after. Thank you for your comments x

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  3. this sounds like a lot of fun. I'm rubbish with messy play so nice to know the mess would be elsewhere lol #bloggerclubuk

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  4. That looks amazing - particularly the bit where someone else gets to tidy the place up afterwards! Really good fun

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  5. Look at those socks!!! Messy play is awesome, we can't wait for the warmer weather so we can do more messy play activities outside and save the house! ;) #TwinklyTuesday #BloggerClubUK

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  6. Mega Messy looks like so much fun and it is great that it gives the children an opportunity to get messy without you worrying that they are going to ruin the house etc as it is somewhere else, although the socks-eeeeks. #fabfridaypost

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  7. This looks absolutely brilliant and exactly the sort of play which I loved doing for Monkey when he was younger, if only there had been one like that near us!! I would have been there every other week! Good luck with those socks!! Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

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  8. What a great idea! I hate messy play but if it someone else clearing up then it's ok, ha! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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  9. Ah this looks brilliant! We sometimes go to a similar session at our local art gallery and it's so brilliant just being able to walk away at the end, and not having paint and glue all over your house! Thanks for sharing at #bestandworst x

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  10. These are such cool activities. My kids loves getting messy. I love the photo of the socks. How awesomely dirty are those! lol!

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    1. Thanks for linking up on #FabFridayPost

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