Messy Play Activity: Family Exercise [WIN with OMO]

Learning through play is a significant stepping stone to development.

Before the age of 8, your brain and body grow quickly, and you learn social and thinking skills that aid you throughout life. We encourage your child to get messy with our fun activities for a happy, healthy, and confident little one.

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WIN with OMO’s Messy Play Zone

It’s time to let our children play freely without fear of dirt and leave the tough stain removal created from hours of Messy Fun to OMO!

Stand a chance to WIN a washing machine with mumbox and this OMO Messy Play activity below!


The last day to enter this competition is Thursday the 21st of July 2022.


An energetic, family-themed game of guessing and doing the exercises done by different family members. This will develop strong body and body awareness.

What you’ll need:

What to do:

Tell your child that they need to remember the exercise that each family member does because they will be showing it to you. Give them a list of family members and exercises. You can repeat this a few times until your child can remember it.

Here are some ideas (you can use your own):

Father = push up

Mother = crab walk

Son = donkey kick

Daughter = leg lift

Baby = crawling

Granny = balancing on one leg

If you’re fit enough and want to make it more exciting, you can demonstrate each exercise. When your child can remember all the exercise names and actions, you can take them outside to practice. Get them to try each exercise for around 20 seconds. Talk with them about how different people have different strengths and it’s okay to not be the same as someone else. Talk about the importance of taking care of your body.

Change it up:

Make it easy: Remind your child of which exercises each family member does and perhaps demonstrate for them. Get them to repeat the exercise for only 10 seconds each time.

Make it a challenge: Ask your child to remember what exercise each family member does without help. Get them to do each exercise for a little longer. Ask them to combine two different exercises (for example, they need to do a push up then stand and touch their toes, then another push-up, and so on).

Indoor play: If you are not able to go outside, limit the exercises to smaller movements. You could do this activity regularly to encourage your child to get exercise.

Developmental areas:

  • Body awareness
  • Balance and stability
  • Controlling your body
  • Planning movement
  • Knowing how to use both sides of your body


Staying healthy; keeping active; be understanding of others.

At OMO, we believe that every stain represents an important experience – mud stains are the stamp of adventure, grass stains are the sign of exploration, and fruit stains are the aftermath of discovery.

Encourage your kids to get messy with our fun activities for happy, healthy, confident kids.

We’ll be there to sort out the dirty clothes afterward.

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