Fishy Tales

Avert your eyes if you are not a fishy fan.

Ever since I read about Messy Play for Matilda Mae I have been meaning to have a fishy adventure. I am a big supporter of the Henley family after their tragic loss and was so thrilled when they had a week away at our family place in Southbourne. That was my little way of helping a stranger. Roll on June when we won't be strangers anymore.

Kids love getting messy and my boys like anything that is messy and disgusting!

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I had a bag of sardines in the freezer that really should have been in the bin by now, that were perfect for a fishy adventure.

We collected stones for one half of the water table and sand from the sand pit, for the other. We made a sea bed on one side and a river on the other. We had a selection of fishy friends too, to join our frozen ones!

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It was lovely to see both the boys unafraid to hold and touch the fish. We talked about their skin and where they live and whilst it wasn't real fishing by the bank of a river, it was our version of an afternoon with fishy friends.

ps. I slathered the boys after in antibacterial wash so no fear there!

I'm still harping on about the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards, you have until the 12th May to vote for your favourites to get into the final. I am shortlisted in Crafts and Photo, feel free to vote HERE, if you'd like to!