Shaving cream pups messy play for those that like to go all in!
I’ll get straight to the point. Shaving cream pups’ messy play escalates pretty quickly. What begins in a sensory bin ends up all over the body, and I am here for it.
Sometimes a little messy play can remind us that childhood is about exploring texture and learning beyond the limits.
Sensory play like this is far from a worksheet. It uses our hands, develops our minds, and adds a little creative freedom along the way.
Plant yourself near a hose, and the rest is up to your kids. Let the messy play begin!
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Let’s rewind to how this sensory play started.
My five-year-old loves playing with shaving cream. – The squirting, the sloshing, the going into play headfirst.
Yup, hand him a bottle of shaving cream for his birthday, and he’s one happy guy. When I asked him what he thought would make a good play prompt, he headed right for the Paw Patrol. This was a mission for Chase and his team of pups!
He added pups for an epic game of hide-and-seek messy sensory play.
It’s not our first messy play rodeo.
Nope. In fact, we have gotten a lot smarter over the years.
When I know the boys will go from clean to unpredictable, we swap out our shorts for a bathing suit.
We also take this outside and position ourselves close enough to the hose. Since the boys have played before, they know the final stage here is adding water.
PRO TIP: First time? Keep the water play finale on the down-low. Telling your child too early could abruptly bring the play to a screeching halt.
Other shaving cream sensory bins include:
It may seem reckless, but I hand over the shaving cream.
Have you tried pressing down that button to let out a stream of shaving cream? It takes some pressure!
As my five-year-old does this, I know that he is also strengthening his little hand muscles. It is a little sneaky mom move that ultimately improves fine motor. – A perfect combination for summer.
Again, slide over handwriting worksheets. We’ve got some other work to do.
Let’s get this messy sensory play set up!
When we take activities outdoors, the boys have access to our outdoor sensory supplies. Here is anything from funnels to measuring cups, and they use these supplies just about every day.
I place the under-the-bed storage bin on the grass.
Next, I add the can of shaving cream, and the boys place the pups.
- Under the bed storage bin
- Shaving Cream
- Paw Patrol Pups
The final stage of play may or may not be two children covered in shaving cream, so I will let you be the judge if this sensory play is the right fit for you.
If so, sit close, watch to make sure it stays away from the face, and have fun hosing everyone down in the end. – The best part!