If you want a sensory activity for kids, try a fun shaving cream activity! Sensory play is so much fun! Kids love this shaving cream activity indoors or outside! Easy, fun, and fully engages the senses! The mess is even easy to clean up!
Looking for cheap and fabulous fun in the backyard this summer? Clean up is very easy if you do this on a warm spring or summer day and pop the kids in a bathing suit. I promise you’ll get some “Cool Mom” points if you let your kids loose with a can of shaving cream in the backyard or even indoors if you are brave enough!!! We also have a Shaving Cream Puffy Paint activity for inside if this looks too messy for you on a rainy day!
My kiddos used to do this activity INDOORS at preschool while wearing an art smock. It was a huge win for the kids! Obviously, if you play indoors, you’ll need to set some guidelines about only using the Shaving Cream on the table compared to what my kiddos look like in the backyard!
Shaving Cream Activity
Playing with shaving cream is such a simple activity and provides tons of entertainment for young children. I recommend it for kids aged 2+ and most kids 10 & under will find it exciting.
Kids love the tactile experience and Mom will appreciate the genius simplicity of allowing their kids to shape, mold, trace patterns, and build with shaving cream.
Once I set up the shaving cream area for my kids, before it’s time to get started, you can see by my photos that I don’t even get to SNAP a before photo. My son couldn’t even RESIST touching, feeling, and diving into this shaving cream activity!
The only thing you’ll need to purchase is a can of shaving cream. I like to buy an inexpensive brand like Barbosal at Walmart which runs you just about $1 per can. Talk about cheap fun – I love it!
My kids shout with joy when I let them know it’s a “Shaving Cream Activity” afternoon and you can see just how much fun they are having going wild with it on our kid play table in the backyard.
It is certainly a messy activity, but one that is extra ideal for summertime. All this fun came from 1 can of Barbosal Shaving cream. Yes, $1 can of shaving cream providing oodles of fun, sensory play, and the kids just literally FEEL like you are letting them go wild which ends up being a win for them but honestly it’s an easy win for Mom to share with the kiddos!
Can you tell how much fun this shaving cream activity is for the kids???
This Mom likes to keep things as easy and simple as possible, even when we’re doing a crazy shaving cream activity day. To minimize the mess and give my kids the freedom to go nuts with the shaving cream, I dress them kids in swimsuits so we can easily hose them down afterwards which is a highlight in it of itself.
What You’ll Need for Shaving Cream Backyard Fun:
The only thing you’ll need to purchase is a can of shaving cream. I like to buy an inexpensive brand like Barbosal at Walmart which runs you just about $1 per can. We generally use about 1 can or less per play session between 2-4 children. When I’m shopping, I usually buy 3 cans at a time because I find that once I let my kids have a shaving cream afternoon, they’ll be asking for it again within 24-48 hrs as it really is SOOOO much fun.
Wait for a hot summer day so you can dress your kiddos in a bathing suit and let them go crazy on a backyard play table. This makes the shaving cream activity clean up very easy as the kids will be thrilled to get hosed down or run around in the sprinkler afterwards!
Do you have any fun shaving cream activities that you do with your kids or preschool aged students???