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Messy Play Classes In Waltham Forest

Little Learners on the Beach

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08/08/2023

Little Learners is a messy and fun experience for little ones and recently I’ve tried a few new venues locally, with one being on my doorstep – the beach!

Little Learners on the Beach

Having lived on Mersea Island for over 15 years, I’m well aware of the positive impact the fresh sea air can bring to people, so why not try a messy play session at the seaside? The weather recently has been changeable – rain one minute, glorious sunshine the next – impossible to prepare for. I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Luckily, when I arrived at the beach, it was dry so setup was straightforward. The wind picked up as the session progressed, but not enough to impact the fun!

For this first session, I chose the theme of colours and we looked at Archie the rainbow who makes lovely curved letters and numbers. I set up the following stations:

  • An orange pasta crab
  • A tray of blue couscous with blue props
  • Green playdough and cutters
  • Yellow play sand, diggers and tools
  • A colourful rice rainbow
  • Chalkboards and chalks
  • Coloured wooden blocks
  • Transport counters and bowls to sort into
  • Paint sprayers and a huge strip of paper (we had some paint pads too but the wind kept blowing them away!)
  • Cup and ball for hand-eye co-ordination practise

14 children and their grown ups joined me – we started by singing If You’re Happy and You Know it and then went into our messy play – great fun!

The rain came along just at the end of the session, so we had a quick tidy and then handed out stickers before leaving. I then sat in the beach hut while the worst of it passed before tidying away. I had completed an environmental impact form for the council and was keen to ensure I left the beach exactly as I found it (all materials used were sustainable too).

Messy play at the beach!

We have another session on the 14th August (fully booked) and I’m really excited to share that I have just released another date – Monday 21st August 2-3pm – head to the website to get booked in as I’m expecting these spaces to go quickly too.

Thank you to all those that joined me – I’m looking forward to more messy beach fun!

Anita

Little Learners South Colchester

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