Simple Sensory Bin Challenge Day 5
I’m super impressed with everyone who colored their pasta for day 4 of the Simple Sensory Bin Challenge! Make sure you check our Facebook Group and on Instagram (use the hashtag #sensorybinchallenge ) to see what everyone has been getting up to. Today we’re getting a bit messier than the last few days, but it will be fun – I promise!
Today we’re getting messy with shaving cream! If you’re a bit wary of using this, or your child is really young then you can use whipped cream instead (they’re not meant to eat it though!).
For this activity you can choose to use a container or even just a tray will work fine. It also helps to have a bucket of clean water and a towel near by to wash their hands in.
Shaving cream does wash off, but if you are adding the food coloring (which makes it fun) I recommend old clothes that can get dirty.
What to do:
- Fill the tray or container with shaving cream and add a few drops of food coloring in different locations
- Let the children mix it and get messy!
While the aim is for the children to have a sensory experience and get their hands messy, some children do find this experience a bit overwhelming. In this case, try giving them a stick or a wooden spoon to mix it with and obviously don’t force them to get messy unless they want to.
I can’t wait to see photos of your toddlers and preschoolers (and big kids too – they love to join in as well) having fun today. Make sure to share photos in our Facebook group and use #sensorybinchallenge on Instagram. I’ll repost them throughout the day.
For tomorrow’s challenge we will be using shaving cream for lots of messy fun! If you prefer you can use whipped cream instead (better for those who like to put everything in their mouth!). You’ll also need food coloring.
Some other activities you might enjoy are:
Counting Activities for Toddlers
Color Books for Toddlers