We have been having lots of fun exploring different types of sensory play lately. After our “rainbow cream pies,” I was looking forward to finding more shaving cream mixes to play with. And then it hit me. (Or I hit it, when I walked into the sand and water table…) Sand! I found the perfect opportunity for us to test out this fun mix when my 7 year-old niece came up to play this past week. I started off with a large shallow storage container for our sensory bin. Then I added in several cups of our play sand and started squirting shaving cream on top of it. This definitely got the attention of all three kids! They started off trying to mix it with spoons, but when I told them to go ahead and use their hands, they REALLY got into it! I think mixing it was one of their favorite parts! I just kept adding sand and shaving cream as needed until we wound up with a nice, fluffy, sandy texture. It honestly reminded me of that whipped butter and cinnamon/sugar mix they put on sweet potatoes at some restaurants… They all had fun piling it into their hands, mixing it, and just feeling it. The texture doesn’t last long with 3 little ones constantly mixing it. But while it did, it was really neat feeling! After a while they stopped asking for me to add more shaving cream and got down to just playing with the fragrant, damp sand. I pulled out a second container so my son could drive trucks in his while the girls made “pancakes” and other assorted goodies. They played for well over an hour. My niece kept telling me it was the “best time” she’d had up here — pretty high compliments from a 7 year-old. This is one of those sensory plays that is fun for all ages! Have you mixed anything with shaving cream for a new sensory experience? I’d love to hear about it! Shared on these great sites! (I’ve updated the link up party list; check it out!)
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