Join in the messy fun on Harmony Day

Together for Lockyer are holding a Messy Play on Harmony Day on 21 March. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

Get the little ones to Laidley to enjoy some messy fun at the first Messy Play on Harmony Day on 21 March.

Together for Lockyer are hosting the event for young ones aged 0-5 and their parents to connect with early childhood services and have a fun morning out.

From 9am until 11am in the green space next to Laidley Library, kids can get their hands dirty and parents can connect with health services, nurses, early childhood education centres, and the library team.

Laidley Community Centre early connections program coordinator Janella Cox said the Together for Lockyer team decided Harmony Day should be celebrated.

“Within our community there are so many different cultures,” she said.

“We wanted to put on an event for our community but also messy play at the same time.”

There will be a ceremony with the Didge Boys from Laidley District State School, everyone singing Heads Shoulder Knees and Toes in English and Yuggera, and the ‘biggest orange cake you’ve ever seen’ at 9:45 am.

“It’s loads of fun,” Ms Cox said.

Activities will be ‘all things messy’ including face painting and sensory activities.

Together for Lockyer is comprised of the Laidley Community Centre, Laidley District State School, and Anglicare South Queensland.

“We create events for our families with 0-5 [aged] children just letting them what services are available,” Ms Cox said.