Below are sheets and example photos for activities used in our Royal Society of Chemistry funded ‘Messy Play’ workshops. More will be added as the year goes on, and eventually we’ll have a toolkit for running a session…
Please feel free to use these for non-commercial purposes only* if you wish (but please don’t modify the sheets!). If you could let me know how you’ve used them, that would be great!
Parents/carers are entirely responsible for deciding whether or not activities are suitable for their children – all activities are designed to be parent/carer led so please exercise common sense, observe all usual safety precautions (e.g. avoid choking/strangulation/drowning/suffocation/poisoning risks, don’t allow children to eat materials, never leave children unattended with resources) and protect against mess as necessary.
A mixture of bicarbonate of soda and shaving foam that always feels cold!
Multiple sensory experiences using nothing but items from the cupboard.
Explore texture, temperature, colours, light, change of state and more.
Cornflour mixed with water is a non-Newtonian fluid, which means it doesn’t behave quite as you might expect…
Great for babies and older children alike, and the possibilities are endless.
A simple way for young children to safely explore and experiment with items they might not otherwise be able to handle. Please make absolutely sure that lids are securely fastened and always supervise use.
This is a lovely sensory experience and can also be shaped and crumbled just like snow.