activities

Shaving Cream Play

Apr 12th, 2021

Smiley Riley

Here’s a quick and easy activity that is sure to be a hit! Riley loved exploring the shaving cream! She scooped it up with her hands and spoons. She filled cups and containers with it. She piled it high and then made it splat as she smashed her hand against it. She hid her Little People doll and duck in the shaving cream. Afterwards for quick and easy clean up, I brought over her water sink and a shallow pan of water for her to wash her toys and hands.

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Activity 1- Shaving Cream Sensory Tray

Materials

  • Shaving cream
  • Toys to explore the shaving cream with (we used cups, spoons, plastic eggs, Little People dolls, and a rubber duck)
  • Pan of water for clean up after
  • Waterproof mat or plastic table cloth for easy clean up

Smiley Riley

Smiley Riley

Directions

  1. Set up your play area. I had a waterproof mat underneath the high chair that I had Riley in. Riley also wore an art smock over her clothes.
  2. Add shaving cream to the tray. Offer toys and tools for your baby to explore the shaving cream with. There is no wrong way to play. However, your child wants to play is great!
  3. After your little one is done, set out the pan of water for them to splash in and clean their toys and tools in. This frees you up to clean the tray of shaving cream while your child cleans up their hands and toys.

Smiley Riley

Smiley Riley

Activity 2 – Shaving Cream Shower Paint

Materials

  • Shaving Cream
  • Baby shampoo and body wash
  • Food coloring
  • Spoon
  • Paint brushes or any tools your child can use to explore and paint with (they can also just use their hands, but tools encourage creativity, additional exploration, and fine motor skills)
  • Muffin Tin

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Directions

  1. Add shaving cream to muffin tin.
  2. Add a squirt of baby shampoo and body wash to the shaving cream. (Think 2 parts shaving cream and 1 part baby shampoo)
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Stir.
  5. Put your child in the bath in their swim suit or in their birthday suit and let them explore!
  6. Use buckets, cups, squirty toys, or the shower head to rinse off the shaving cream paint for easy clean up!

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Benefits

  • Sensory Play
  • Cognitive Development
  • Language Development
  • Fine Motor Development

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