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Mini Makers – Messy Play

Mini Makers – Messy Play

Date: 04 November 2021 - 06 January 2022

On this day every month

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Time: 10:30 - 14:30

Cost: £9.21

Expose little ones to early mark making, enabling them to develop good concentration, muscle control and encourage their imaginations. Be prepared to get messy!

There is tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in this relaxed and engaging art session. Babies and toddlers will have the opportunity to explore various materials across the sessions including paint, glitter, paste, sand, clay, slimy spaghetti, chalk and much more. Messy play is an important element of early childhood development, appealing to children’s curiosity and helping them to understand the world through their senses. These sessions will also expose them to early mark making, enabling them to develop good concentration, muscle control and encourage their imaginations. Be prepared to get messy for both children and adults!

Designed for ages 0 - 4 

November 4th – Festival of Fireworks – Celebrate special events happening throughout November with a lot of sparkle, colour and pattern, as our youngest visitors make splash-tastic fireworks, explore crackling sensory trays, create clay diva lamps and explore pattern making with rice on our rangoli tables.

December 2nd – Creative Christmas – It’s time to get festive as babies and toddlers dive into trays filled with cinnamon scented cloud dough snow, make sooty footprints as they walk in the footsteps of Father Christmas, design very unique and colourful wrapping paper and lots more.

January 6th – The Wonders of Winter – In the calm and quiet of January, embrace the winter season with serene sensory play as children explore small world ice trays, dive feet first into foamy snow, make melted snowmen paintings and cute keepsake handprint mittens.

It is advisable that you and your child wear items of clothing that you are happy to risk getting paint on. Whilst the paint is water based it may stain if not washed out quickly. Many of our regular visitors have a dedicated 'messy' outfit for the purposes of enjoying this session to its fullest extent, with a spare outfit to change into afterwards.

Book online in advance | £9.21 per group. Each group ticket is for up to a maximum of 6 people (including children and adults)

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