Getting messy and creative is lots of fun for young children, but it's also very beneficial. We include a lot of messy play, arts and crafts and sensory play in our day to day life in Reception. It's proven that creative experiences allow young children to express and cope with their feelings, it helps to become a strong problem solver and encourages them to try new things from an early age without fear.
Some children find getting a bit messy quite easy and aren't afraid to get stuck in, others may find it a bit of a challenge at first. But the more they are introduced to it the easier it should become.
Have a go at some of these simple creative tasks and let me know how the children find it!