The concept behind Messy Morning is to set aside one entire morning filled with nothing but messy activities :-P This is appealing to me because I hate messy activities in general...especially when they are spread out day to day. But the girls LOVE mess. So this compromise sounded perfect.
Basically I brainstormed every messy activity we could think of...I put the girls in old clothes and just mentally prepared myself for lots of mess. But then after messy morning we got it all cleaned up and it was done! The girls had tons of fun and now I've fullfilled my motherly duty of doing a variety of messy activities and I don't have to do them again for awhile ;-) I think we might make Messy Morning a regular thing---maybe once every two weeks.
Here is what our Messy Morning looked like!
First, we decorated a big box. This was the least messy activity, but Mama was still drinking her coffee so we started out slow lol. The girls loved coloring on boxes and decorating them with stickers, etc. Then they use them as a "boat" .
After box decorating we got in old clothes and did finger painting. I hate finger painting haha.
Then after finger painting we did makeup---good lord, they make such a mess with makeup, but it's like their favorite thing in the world!
|Look at all that gooey lipgloss on her eyes LOL|
|This cracks me up...she was covered in makeup and looking a hot mess, but she got one *tiny* dot of eyeshadow on her upper lip and she was very bothered by the fact that her makeup no longer looked beautiful haha...|
|I ended up having to help her wipe the dot of eyeshadow off so that it could look gorgeous again ;-)|
After makeup with did rice table..
Then we painted finger nails (no pics, sorry)
Then we had a Dora Dance party---not a messy activity, but they wanted to anyways
And then they had a "pool party" in the bath...baths in the middle of the day are a very exciting thing for them ;-)
They still talk about Messy Morning even now, a couple days later, so I know they had fun. And in the future I have other messy activities to rotate in---like playdough, bubbles, sandbox, sprinkler, sidewalk chalk, etc.
Do any of you have other ideas for "messy" activities that your kids enjoy?