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8 Messy Toddler Activities

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Thanks to my friends at Dreft, I’m a huge fan of messy play – and so are my kids! Here are some great reasons to allow your baby or toddler to get messy:

  • sensory exploration – they get to explore with all five senses!
  • allowing the chaos within set parameters helps define boundaries for messy play (we can make a mess of this, but we don’t get to color on the wall, for example)
  • seeing their delight in being messy is more than worth the cleanup!

Besides, with Dreft, I don’t have to worry about leaving stains on my kids clothes! So your kids can be kids, and you don’t have to spend a bunch of money on stain removers!

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I’ve pulled together eight of the best messy toddler activities from my fave bloggers for you:

8 Messy Toddler Activities at idyllicpursuit.com

Paint Splat Art Activity for Kids by Crafty Morning

Paint Splat Kids Craft at idyllicpursuit.comMuddy Trucks and Car Wash by Busy Toddler

Muddy Trucks and other messy toddler activities at idyllicpursuit.comPudding Painting by Busy Toddler

Pudding Painting and other messy toddler activities at idyllicpursuit.comJungle Slime by Buggy and Buddy
Jungle Slime and other messy toddler activities at idyllicpursuit.comSlide Painting by I Can Teach My Child

Slide painting and other messy toddler activities at idyllicpursuit.comEasy, Natural, and Edible Finger Paint for Baby at Baby Foodie

Easy, Natural, and Edible Finger Paint for Baby and other messy activities at idyllicpursuit.comFoam Dough at Mom Trusted

Foam Dough and other messy toddler activities at idyllicpursuit.comSlime Ribbons at Homegrown Friends

Slime Ribbons and other messy toddler activities at idyllicpursuit.comOnce you’re done thoroughly sampling each of these activities, you’re going to need some Dreft. I’m giving away:

  • $50 AMEX card
  • Dreft Product

Messy Toddler Activities at idyllicpursuit.com

The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party will take place on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST. You can RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2f1Djbj. There are some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba!

You can enter the #MessiestBabyContest here, which is sponsored by Dreft and Parent’s Magazine.

Messy Toddler Activities at idyllicpursuit.com$50 AMEX Giftcard + Dreft Product
This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

34 thoughts on “8 Messy Toddler Activities”

  1. Oh gosh something funny to be but horrifying to others LOL, when my son was about 1 or 2 he would play in the toilet with his hands it was funny and what baby plays and splashes his hands in the toilet though LOL. Like seriously. Oh my, but don’t worry I gave him a bath afterwards and washed his hands. Yup that is my funny moment!

  2. My babies messiest moments are when she is eating dinner, especially spaghetti or cake. She sure makes a big mess smearing everything everywhere!

  3. One of the funniest but not soo funny at the time, was as a new Mom, I was changing diapers and my daughter projectile pooped- she was breast feeding and I I didnt know spicy foods made it through that way too. She did it during a diaper change, which made it a complete mess!

  4. The one that comes mind is feeding my son spaghetti and he was tired he would fall asleep in between bites.. haha it was funny

  5. So far the funniest story I have for my Granddaughter is her huge dislike for rice cereal.. my walls and floors are always messy.

  6. My daughter loved to paint when she was young! I remember leaving her alone for just a moment & when I returned she had painted her feet and legs!

  7. When my son got into my red lipstick and got it all over the walls, his face!!! It was pretty funny and he looked adorable so I couldn’t get mad lol

  8. My son went to play in his dirt pile but it was after a heavy rain. He was covered with mud which was really cute but also a mess!

  9. Oh gosh the messy moment was when my friend decided to give my son and her son a chocolate cake with chocolate icing all over and there faces and hands were so messy. Oh my it was funny though. I have a picture somewhere of it on my Facebook.

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