The messy table in the Warren is used for a range of things. The main objective for our table is for our Warren children to experience different media and materials. These range from flour, pasta, shaving foam, glitter and compost to name but a few. The activities available at the messy table allow the children to develop and support skills such as fine motor skills, communication and language, mark making, exploring different textures and hand - eye co-ordination.
The adult role in supporting this learning may be to direct questions and / or provide commentary for the children, both of which will develop language and communication. Such as, “Can you tell me what it feels like?” or “Look, you’re pouring the flour from one cup to another.”
Do let us know if you try any messy activities at home that your children enjoy, for further inspiration please take a look at our Pinterest boards.