Parent Activity Ideas

Messy Play Recipes

Here at the hippo class we LOVE mess!!! Here are some recipes we use in class – marshmallow dough is our favourite!

Fluffy Slime

Glue

Contact solution

Shaving foam

Food colouring/glitter (optional)

 

Marshmallow dough

Marshmallows – 1 Part

Cornflour – 2 Parts

Foodcolouring/glitter (optional)

 

Fairy Dough

Cornflour

Hair Conditioner

Glitter/food colouring optional

 

Moonsand

Sand – 5 cups

Flour – 3 Cups

Vegetable Oil – 1 cup

 

Rubber Slime

Milk – 4oz

Vinegar – 1tsp

Food Colouring –Optional

 

 

Silly Putty

Yoghurt

Cornflour

Food colouring

 

Marshmallow dough

Marshmallows – 1 Part

Cornflour – 2 Parts

Food colouring/glitter (optional)

 

Foam Sand

Shaving foam

Sand

 

Huge thanks to Jenna Mcqueen for emailing us this fab activity!

Make a Stress ball out of water beads.

“This week Stephen and Is favourite Activity was making stress balls. I tipped water beads in to a small bottle so they covered the bottom, I then poured in water to fill about two-thirds of the bottle. I left them to soak overnight. In the morning the water beads soaked up all the water and expanded in size. I placed a balloon over the top of the bottles mouth, tipped the bottle upside down and squeezed the beads gently into the balloon. Once the balloon was full of water beads I removed the bottle and tied a knot. Stephen loved it he spent ages rolling and squishing it. You can also use flour or rice and put straight in to a balloon this also makes a great alternative.”