I knew that the wonderful weather was sure to come to an end at some stage, so when it took a turn for the worst we decided to have some simple sensory fun!
I hunted through the house for things so that we could all enjoy, I came across some shaving foam and decided that now would be a good time to try it again with Dylan as it was about a year ago that we tried it before and he really hated it!
I wanted to try to add something to the shaving foam so that it would make it a little different, though we didn’t really have much!
I thought sand would be a great idea so headed out to the shed thinking that we had some left for going in the sandbox.. but we didn’t! Though we did have some very fine gravel left over from when we set up Pudges new tank! Perfect!
So; what you need to have this simple sensory fun in your house is;
- Shaving Foam
- Sand/fine grit
- bowl to mix it in
- animals etc to put in it if wanted
- Add the shaving foam into a bowl – As much as you want to use to play with!
- Then add in the sand/fine grit and mix up. – Again just as much as you want for how gritty to make it
- Finally I put it into a container that we for our sensory fun and added some animals to try to encourage Dylan to play with it and get his hands dirty!
What I learnt from this simple sensory fun was that Dylan is still nowhere near ready for play with shaving foam, as soon as he touched it and it wouldn’t come of his hands instantly he was trying desperately to get it off! I quickly wiped them clean and he shot off to the living room and into his tent for safety.
Amellia really enjoyed playing with it though and burying and finding the animals!
This is real simple sensory fun, hopefully your little ones like it as much as Amellia did and don’t react with disgust like Dylan!