This week at Baby ARTventurers we’re getting out the shaving foam for some fluffy sensory play!
Playing with shaving foam is a great sensory and learning experience for babies and tots – however make sure the little ones are closely supervised as obviously it shouldn’t be eaten and some children may have skin that is a bit too sensitive for it (we do always use the foam suitable for sensitive skin)
Scooping, squishing, smearing, making tracks with trucks and diggers, drawing shapes and making ice creams and milkshakes, building foamy towers and then knocking them down…..foam play is always huge hit! You can add a little drop of food colouring to jazz it up too. Last term I did foam play on a table for my older toddlers and covered the table with a layer of bubble wrap first which was a great extra sensory experience!
For older toddlers shaving foam is a great tool for early mark making and trying out letters and shapes – children who haven’t yet mastered the pencil grip can really enjoy drawing and shape making with instant results and without frustration.
Plus it leaves our play tray really lovely and clean!