Friday, January 6, 2012

Shaving Cream Fun

Posted by Kristin at 3:38 PM
 I am a big proponent of sensory activities for kids.  Kids learn so much through their senses and as kids get older I think many educators tend to only focus on visual and auditory learning.  While these lend themselves easily to teaching (as in I show you and I tell you), kids can learn an immense amount through touch, smell and taste as well.

Shaving cream provides a great medium for using touch and smell, and occasionally taste, although most who've done it say it's not pleasant.  This is an easy activity to do.  All that is required is a flat surface, a pile of shaving cream and a shirt or smock to protect clothes.  If you really want limit the mess, playing with shaving cream in the bathtub gives you a pretty contained area and then everything can just be washed down the drain. 

I use the cheapest shaving cream I can find.  I have a few cans that my husband didn't care for, so I rescued them from the trash.  Total cost of this activity... free!






3 comments:

Linda on April 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM said...

Thanks for all inspiration and ideas! Im a teacher myself and have recently started a blog. Keep up the good wor:)

/Linda

Tina Wheeler on February 19, 2015 at 1:50 PM said...

I love to use shaving cream with my kiddos. They love it, and it leaves the room smelling lovely:)

Tina
Miss Tina's PreK

Sarah Mendoza on September 26, 2015 at 6:47 PM said...

I love shaving cream! It's such cheap entertainment and yet so helpful when working on senses. My son writes his spelling words every week on the table with shaving cream. He used to hate practicing spelling words until we switched it up and made it a little more fun.

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