Who’s ready to get a little messy? East Central College invites children up to eight years old and their parents to Messy Play Night on April 10. The free event takes place in the Donald Shook Student Center gym from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on the Union campus.

Children will be able to experience a variety of hands-on, sensory activities during the event, which helps them develop crucial skills and cognitive abilities. “We’ll be using everything from water and sand to gelatin and shaving cream,” said Gregory Stotler, event organizer and education instructor. “The event gives children the opportunity to experience new things and create a mess outside the home.”

Messy Play Night is sponsored by the ECC chapter of the Student Missouri State Teachers Association. For more information call 636-584-6612 or email gregory.stotler@eastcentral.edu.