Shaving cream is a cheap and fun sensory item for kids to explore!
Usually I just squirt a bit on the kitchen table and they spread it out to draw or write letters, smear it to erase and start over. (This is great for kids just learning to write and also perfect for practicing spelling words!)
Last year we added sand and even water beads to the shaving cream. Both were big hits!
This week’s rain was the perfect time for some more shaving cream fun. I decided to just squirt a bunch of shaving cream into our sensory bin and see what they did with it.
The kids couldn’t wait to get their hands into the fluffy whiteness!
The five year-old decided to push a few cars around in it.
But the six year-old went all out!
She started by covering her arms, loving the feel of the thick shaving cream clinging to her skin.
At some point she got a few play kitchen dishes to cook up some pies… And then it was back to painting herself white!
She really liked trying to walk on the shaving cream covered plastic. And, at some point, she even made shaving cream angels. (Needless to say it was bath time when she finished!)
This is the first time she really had an opportunity to explore the shaving cream with her whole body, and she LOVED it! It’s fun seeing just how different kids are when it comes to playing with this stuff!
Have your children played in shaving cream before? Are they careful in their approach (like my son), or are they an all-in kid like my daughter?
Ginny Marie says
We used to put shaving cream on our students’ desks. They would smooth it out and write their spelling words. Then, when they were done and we wiped off their desks, the top would be clean! Double-duty!
Yes! I never thought of having them write spelling words in it when I taught…But we do it now at home! I did use it to have the kids help clean the desks at school though. 🙂
This Busy Life says
Looks like a fun time was had by all!