Ready to play outside? Shaving cream and LEGOS messy play will captivate your audience of little people at home.
Shaving cream and LEGOS are hot commodities here. So when the two collide, it makes a messy play sensation!
Okay, I know these are technically called Duplos. The little LEGOS would probably get a bit lost with this. I am telling you; add some shaving cream to this open-ended toy watch the sensory play explode.
The boys built, explored new textures, and got messy. Pure childhood bliss.
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Bringing indoor toys outside will almost always help inspire new play. Remember when we brought our Hot Wheels tracks outside? It is a lot like that. The change in scenery is effortless and unexpected fun.
So grab the bucket of Duplos, and raid the bathroom for some shaving cream! Let’s make a memory as we learn through play.
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I get it. Messy play can look a little messy.
When we are exhausted and being pulled in circles, the last thing we want to think about it one more thing that needs to be cleaned up. I get it.
Here are the things I look for when setting up messy play:
- My preschooler can help get setup
- Setting up takes under five minutes
- The play lasts longer than set up and clean up combined
- Can I hose them down once they are finished?
If I answer yes to most of these listed above, we have the green light!
Here’s what is happening during this sensory play
As my five-year-old build his tall tower, he is commenting about how much he loves this. He makes noises that go hand-in-hand with his construction.
My three-year-old knows shaving cream does not go into his mouth and tries to keep it off of his face as he plays. His understanding of the guideline to messy play has evolved over time.
I sit close and try to stay quiet as they work. Sometimes it is tempting to add my ideas, but I try not to. Instead, I sit nearby and just listen as simple play grows into imaginary play discoveries. Just like messy water play, I am here on the sidelines watching and learning.
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Let’s look at the supplies needed
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I like to use this black mat for sensory play. It is actually my husband’s indoor cycling mat that we have conveniently taken over.
These supplies are the same kind of toys you can find on our toy list for kids: timeless and open-ended.
How do we clean up from messy play?
Cleanup is simple and effortless.
Did you notice the boys were playing in their swimsuits? That way, I can hose them and the Duplos down when finished.
After getting rinsed, the swimsuit goes into the washing machine and the LEGOS sits in the sun to dry. At the end of the day, we pack it all up and bring it outside.