Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

Here’s our latest baby play activity: Baby Play with Soap Foam.

It’s a simplified version of the Colorful Soap Foam Sensory Bin that E played with when she was 2 – and that was a pretty simple activity already ūüėČ

You most likely have the two materials you need on hand right now. It takes only minutes to set up this activity, and it’s very easy to clean up as well.

There isn’t a whole lot of water but you can expect your baby to need a change of clothes afterwards, at least a dry¬†top. Alternatively, playing in just a diaper is a good option.

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

(N was 7 months old.)

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Materials for Baby Play with Soap Foam:

  • Baby body wash or shampoo. {N didn’t try to eat¬†the soap foam or rub his face, though he did chew on the animals that had been in the foam; tear-free, baby-safe options are best, just in case.}
  • A small amount of water.
  • Bowl to mix the soap foam.
  • Hand mixer.
  • Bathtub foam animals (optional).
  • Tray,¬†cookie sheet¬†or sensory bin with low sides to hold the soap foam (optional).
  • Shower liner, vinyl tablecloth, tarp or similar to protect the surface baby is on (optional).

 

Use a hand mixer to foam up a squirt of baby soap¬†and a tiny bit of water. It doesn’t take much of either material¬†to make enough foam for baby play.

I put a vinyl tablecloth down for N to lie on and used a cookie sheet to hold the soap foam and a few of his bathtub foam animals.

Pretty much the first thing he did was overturn the cookie sheet ūüėČ

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

Still, some foam and a couple of the bathtub animals remained on the cookie sheet.

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

N was most interested in one of the bathtub animals and spent some time examining it and chewing on it.

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

He felt and explored the soap foam that was still on the cookie sheet next.

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

The soap foam felt quite different on top of the vinyl tablecloth.

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

The foam animals were still a big attraction, and he spent some time checking out each one.

He felt them, inspected them closely, chewed on them and slid them around the soap foam.

 

Super simple sensory activities: Baby Play with Soap Foam

 

 Have you played with soap foam? What did your child think? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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