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People’s Choice for Best National Franchised Kids Activity 2022!

Did you know our Messy Play & Mark Making classes & parties are multi award-winning?!
This year we won THREE national What’s on 4 Kids Awards.
Laura from Kwinana, Cockburn & Melville won Best Franchisee Kids Activity and Justine from Mandurah & Rockingham won Best Kids Party Entertainment! Well done girls!

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Tailored and themed to your child’s interests, we do all the set up AND clean up ALL the mess!

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A Fun and Unique Mark Making Programme

Our aim is to make writing fun and encourage children to make their mark.

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Little Messy Learners in Schools & Child Care Settings

We offer tailored packages, including after school clubs & teacher training

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Award-Winning Educational Messy Play for Under 5s

Designed by a qualified teacher to encourage early writing skills and mark making through play..

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Australia’s Leading Educational Messy Play Company!

Little Messy Learners is a multi award-winning children’s activity provider which offers educational messy play classes for babies to preschoolers. It was created and founded by a qualified primary teacher who designed an innovative mark making programme following the journey of four fun characters – ‘The Mark Makers‘. Children focus on one character each week at Little Messy Learners classes.

Messy play, painting, play dough, scribbling, dance and more are used to encourage children to mark make and learn early writing skills through play. Classes, parties and events are offered and Little Messy Learners also undertake work in schools and early years settings.

At Little Messy Learners your child will be encouraged to use hands, fingers, feet and toes to make marks which will help to strengthen their core muscles and develop their gross and fine motor skills. These skills are vital for holding and controlling a pencil and letter and number formation when they reach school age.

Our aim is to make writing fun and encourage every child to MAKE THEIR MARK!

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Why choose Little Messy Learners Messy Play?

  • Children learn to mark make through messy play in a safe, fun environment

  • We’re a multi award-winning company from the UK voted by parents as ‘Best Franchised Preschooler Activity’ and finalists in Australia for Best Parent & Child Activity & more!

  • Activities include messy play, paint, scribbling, play dough, motor skills activities, sensory play, singing and movement

  • We follow a fun early writing programme created by a qualified early years teacher

  • 5 star-rated by parents

  • We prepare children for Preschool & Kindergarten and also offer our services to schools

  • Parents have access to on online learning journey showing their child’s progress and achievements over their term at Little Messy Learners through photos and videos

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The Mark Making Programme

Mark Making is the first step towards writing. When your child starts to make scribbles, patterns and different shapes, this is ‘mark making’. It is the very first step towards writing. Your child explores, experiments and expresses themselves through the marks they make. They begin to assign meaning to their marks, which sparks creativity and exploration. Children can mark make in many different ways: pen and paper, painting, ‘messy play’ or even drawing in the sand on the beach. All of these methods provide opportunities for children to explore a range of tools too such as paintbrushes, chalks, pencils and their bodies. The benefits of mark making are huge. Your child’s fine motor skills will develop and strengthen in preparation for writing. It is our view at Little Learners that the more that children have fun mark making and developing their motor skills, the more prepared and confident they will be when it comes to writing at school. In our mark making programme, our four Mark Maker characters represent the four main marks that help to form all letters, numbers, shapes and patterns: a straight line, curve, circle and a zig-zag.

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Parties & Events

Parties & Events

We believe life presents lots of opportunities for learning while having fun. With this in mind we also provide Little Messy Learners’ themed parties and events!

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Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Meet our team of franchisees across the Australia. They are fully trained, have PL insurance and working with children and police checks.

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