Our Messy Story

Our messy story started the same way most breathtaking journeys do, through the joy, laughter and tired tears of new parenthood. Our story involved a woodwork loving dad and a sensory play obsessed mum hoping to provide other children with the joys of messy play.

Here at the messy caterpillar we believe that children learn better during messy play. It allows them to explore, enhances learning and language skills as well as inspires and fuels their curiosity.

Why messy play?

It fosters Creativity & Imagination

It encourages Language Development

It practices Good Concentration

It promotes Physical Development

It Supports Independent & Social Play

Our Mud Kitchens

Our mud kitchens are made from sustainably sourced & quality timber, right here in Adelaide. Each kitchen is hand made to be durable and weather proof so your child can enjoy outdoor play, the way its meant to be, MESSY! Our kitchens come in 3 different sizes, The Apprentice, The Cook & The Chef, each offering different play experiences to suit families and early learning centre’s of all sizes.

Our Sensory Boxes

Our sensory boxes have been tried and tested by our energetic toddler, who approves! All the sensory boxes come with an set of education cards to match the theme, exploration activity as well as tools to do some basic pouring and scooping for the younger ones. These boxes will keep your littles entertained while encouraging them to explore and learn. Sensory play has been known to calm toddlers as well as improve focus and concentration. If you are not sure if your child will enjoy it, try our monthly boxes. They are smaller and have a surprise theme each month.

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