50 Fantastic Ideas for Messy Play by Phill and Sally Featherstone

50 Fantastic Ideas for Messy Play








Practical Ideas





  • Each activity supported by photos taken in settings
  • Step-by-step guidance for each activity
  • Considerations given for health & safety
  • Gives an overview of 'What's in it for the children?'
  • Offers opportunities to extend the activities further

Messy play is at the heart of the early years curriculum, supporting creativity and imagination, and giving children opportunities to experiment with tactile materials. This book offers 50 ideas for using natural resources, simple household items and recycled resources for low cost inspiration.

What we think…

This book offers invaluable inspiration for anyone working with young children, and want them to experience the world via a wide range of tactile activities that will amaze and encourage the sense of exploration which youngsters have in droves. The 50 activities collected within this book will encourage you to make pumpkin pies, blow bubbles through socks, send cars through a foamy car wash and explore other creative ways to use materials and media, being an inspiration for an early years or primary setting.

Filled with clear step-by-step guidance, colourful photographs of the activities, and considerations concerned with health & safety, this is a valuable book for anyone working with young children, and wanting to allow them to develop their sense of our world through tactile activity.

About the author

Sally Featherstone has a wealth of experience as a teacher, head teacher and a local authority adviser and inspector. In recent years, alongside her activities in publishing, Sally has continued to build a national reputation as a trainer and consultant in the Primary and Early Years field.

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