Messy play

encouraging learning through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity for ages 0-5

Messy Play (ages 0-5yrs):  Bring your little one to explore, discover, & create with the world around them! Children will explore different sensory activities & enjoy process art experiences. Best of all, the mess stays at The Playroom!


Join certified teacher, Ms. Caity, for an hour of Messy Play! This once a month themed class features circle time, sensory activites, process art & parachute play!!

Sensory play helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills.

Sensory materials are any material a child plays with that stimulates their five senses, sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. The best sensory materials stimulate more than one sense. They can be played with and manipulated in many different ways for different results and exploration.

Your little explorer May discover


Dry — Rice, beans, split peas, salt, cornmeal, coffee grinds, birdseed; Wet — Ice, water, snow, water beads, shaving cream


Cotton balls with essential oils, scented candles, scratch, and sniff snickers, scented crayons or markers, food/drink, playdoh, and lotion


Flashlights, kaleidoscope, finger lights, glow sticks, visual timers, optical illusions & moving picture books, lava lamp

Class Registration

Messy Play Sessions

Once a month themed class
$ 25 Per child
  • Payment must be made at time of registration to secure class spot.
  • Payments are non-refundable.
  • A 5% credit card fee fee added to all online transactions
  • Classes are full with 10 students; must have 5 registered for the class to run.
  • All inclement weather cancellations & State of Emergency situations will be made up with passes to The Playroom.
  • If HCPS has a 2 hour delay, we will open on time. If HCPS is closed, please call or check our website for details.
  • If you are unable to make it to your scheduled class, one make-up visit will be issued each session with a pass to The Playroom for free play. The pass must be picked up before the end of the session.

Forgot to Register?

Call to see if there are still openings in the class of your choice.
Join late and enjoy a prorated fee!

Call to see if there are still openings in the class of your choice. Join late and enjoy a prorated fee!

Meet Your Instructor

Caity Tarbert

Ms. Caity is a certified early childhood educator.  She will be teaching our Messy Play classes!!!


Sensory Quest is a wonderful hands-on STEAM exploration of favorite children’s stories. My 5-year-old daughter looks forward to it every week. I love when she explains the stories and acts them out for me afterward.
Mom of Elanor, 5
I am grateful for this class because my sensory-seeking 4-year-old loves all messy play while I do not enjoy having it in my home. Ms. Angie provides a wide variety of tactile experiences while pairing them with a story to create a multifaceted educational experience.
Mom of Jayden, 4