Does your toddler or preschooler like to play with shave cream? This idea adds another dimension of learning to the messy play, and you will see from my pictures that the mess did not spread too far. I have sensory-loving children who enjoy anything squishy and messy, but I have to be in the right frame of mind to allow messy play because in my house it has to be supervised, and there will be major clean up involved-that is a fact.
These DIY Shape Mats help your child learn shapes while they play with shave cream. You can make these in about 1 minute.
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DIY Shape Mats for Shaving Cream Sensory Play
This activity for toddlers and preschoolers is so simple to create!
zip top plastic bags, gallon size
clear packing tape (optional)
plastic table cloth or towel
cookie sheet (optional)
Make the Shape Mats
1) Draw shapes onto a piece of paper. I chose to focus on one shape at a time, so I drew all circles on one.
2) Trim the piece of paper to fit inside the zip top bag, if needed.
3) Slide the paper into the bag and seal the bag. You can tape the opening of the bag for extra waterproofing.
4) Set the mat out with some shaving cream for play!
Invite Your Child to Play
Did you see this HUGE list of Toddler Activities? Over 100 activities that are perfect for your toddler!
If big lists like that make you feel overwhelmed, here is a list of 20 Toddler Activities to do at Home. A lot of interesting learning and fun for your toddler.
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