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#LibrariesRock Messy Mozarts!

While perusing the Storytime Underground Facebook page eons ago I came across an amazing messy sensory playtime program for little ones.

Inspired by Miss Marissa at La La Librariana blog I created our Messy Mozarts program for this year's Summer Reading program. 

This program was for ages 0-3 and required registration. This was mainly because we are using a meeting room for a program room and thus required the entire room to be covered in tarps! Bless the hearts of our facilities staff who let me do this. 

All activities were appropriate for children under 3 and if they included food I listed allergens on the signs. While the kids played and got messy, I play some classic Mozart music! 

Descriptions of our activities are below:

Rainbow Fluff Pool: I bought an inflatable kiddie pool on Amazon, filled it with pulled cotton balls and scarves and let the kiddos go wild!



Cloud Dough: 8 cups flour to every 1 cup of vegetable oil. I did NOT use baby oil because I wanted everything to be non-toxic and edible. The dough doesn't taste great, but it won't hurt the kids. My son, (2nd photo) had fun at this station.


Baby Car Wash: I set up a "carwash" made out tablecloths and cardboard boxes and let the bubble machine go to town next to it. In hindsight bubbles + tarp was NOT the best idea so I did not bring back this station for my second Messy Mozarts program.
Tummy Time Corner: I had a corner of the room set up for the littlest babies. This included a foldout mirror, black and white books, a grasping tub and a water play station.

Mylar Blanket Crunch and Crawl: You can also boy Mylar blankets on Amazon! The kids had fun playing with these. It was actually more popular than I thought it was going to be.

Yogurt Finger Painting: PLAIN yogurt and food coloring! I had a couple of 6 month old twins decide to turn this into a opportunity for a snack but most kids had fun messy painting with the unconventional paint. 



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