I’ve been meaning to take Isla to messy play for months now but it has never quite worked out with all our travelling, so with Halloween coming up and so many events going on for kids, I jumped at the chance to go to a special Halloween themed messy play at The Creation Station! We went with Isla’s best friend, Baby Pop Pop as she is affectionately known, and got all suited and booted ready for the fun!
The brilliant Emma runs the sessions, and starts off with circle time and some sensory play! Isla was thrilled with the balloons… she just needs to learn to share them with the other children!
After exploring all the different cups, crinkly paper and shiny fabric she could get her hands on it was time to get down to business…
The first activity was painting ghosts with spaghetti paint brushes! Something so simple but I would never have thought of it! It was great to be able to do these activities in a safe environment – with edible paint – because we all know the first thing they are going to do is have a taste!
The next activity was a huge bucket of jelly filled with creepy crawlies! Pops got stuck in with no problems…
As you can see… Isla was having none of it and thought the Jelly was the most disgusting thing she’s ever touched! I chased her around the room for a bit before deciding to just let her figure it all out in her own time and maybe next time she’d give it a go!
Poppy is a messy play pro after a few trips and Emma (who runs the session!) said it often takes a few sessions before the children are used to getting messy and start to enjoy exploring & learning in this way!
My mum turned up and as you can see Pops was a bit surprised to see her…
Having Nanny there gave Isla a new found confidence and all she wanted to do (after 20 minutes of solid cuddles!) was show her all the things she’d been playing with!
The pasta was the biggest success, once she realised she could eat it she was happy to dive right in!
After everyone got all cleaned up there was some more sensory play to explore…
Meanwhile the Mum’s could go and do some crafting to make Halloween keepsakes with footprints!
We finished the session with singing and more circle time! Isla had a blast and the best thing… I didn’t have to clean any of it up! 🙂 I can’t recommend the Creation Station enough! You can head to their website here to see the upcoming classes and events that run all over the country!!
Or if you are local click here for more information on Emma’s classes!