This week’s messy play took place outside…Hurrah!!
Quite simply, Toby and I planted some seeds and I then put some spare compost in one side of his water table and water in the other. He merrily spent ages pouring water onto the compost and then finding stones to ‘plant’!
He didn’t, however, want to put his hands in to retrieve the stones and its got me thinking…. Quite a few of the posts linked up here on Edspire’s ‘Messy Play for Matilda Mae’ Linky contain a common theme of boys not wanting to get too messy. Obviously its not universal (Edspire’s little boy, William, certainly enjoys getting stuck in!) but there have been enough to get me wondering about a gender difference. Anyone got any thoughts?? Think I might do a bit of research. Will report if I find anything!