Getting down and dirty for messy play with Playgroup SA

About 50 local children got to play with things that their parents would normally tell them off for last week.

Playgroup SA brought dirt, mud, sand, water, gloop, playdough, spaghetti and bubbles to the Cleve oval for children to participate in sensory play.

Kaila Kirvan, who organised the day with Playgroup SA, said the purpose of the day was to have the children get to do something different.

“Sensory play gets their fingers involved in different things that they wouldn’t normally be allowed to,” Mrs Kirvan said.

“We try to do at least one of these messy play days a year and we invite all of the surrounding child centres and day cares.”

Playgroup SA executive officer Carley Jones said the organisation tried to reach a lot of regional areas.

“Kids in regional areas don’t have as much access to different types of play, so we bring out these messy play days to get them back into activities that miss out on at home,” Mrs Jones said.

The children were also entertained by multiple baking soda and vinegar volcanos, followed by a sausage sizzle lunch.