Sand Foam Sensory Play

When it comes to sensory activities, sand and shaving cream both hold special places in our hearts. There are a ton of different activities you can do with each of them, but they also work really {REALLY!} well when put together.

E did a very fun activity with Fizzy Shaving Cream Sand Dough a while ago, and this time, N and E both had a blast with Sand Foam Sensory Play.

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

(N was 1 year and 6 months old.
E was 5 years and 2 months old.)

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Materials for Sand Foam Sensory Play

  • Water table or sensory bin. {You could play directly in a sandbox if you wanted to. The shaving cream will pretty much disappear after it’s been played with for a while.}
  • Shaving cream.
  • Play sand.
  • Assorted tools and utensils. It doesn’t take a lot. We had buckets, a plastic spoon, and after a while, N brought in some plastic spiders.

 

We put a few shovels full of sand into the bottom compartment of the water table and added most of a can of shaving cream. No measuring required!

E decided to stir the materials with a plastic spoon.

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

 

It was N’s first ever shaving cream activity, and he took a lot of time exploring it. He’s still a bit hit and miss with putting items in his mouth, but he never tried to eat the shaving cream.

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

 

The shaving cream and sand quickly combined to make a fun, sludgy concoction.

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

 

N still had a bucket full of glow in the dark plastic spiders from a previous activity, and he decided that they’d make a good addition to the sand foam. I think he was right 🙂

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

 

As usual, E told us an elaborate story about cooking delicious meals with the materials. Her recipes required her to transfer some of the sand foam into a bucket and add the rest of the shaving cream that was still in the can.

This inspired N to play with a bucket as well. E generously shared her “food” with him 🙂

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

 

N isn’t as interested in “cooking”, though, and he quickly dumped out the sand foam and instead started collecting all of the spiders and putting them in the bucket.

 

Combining shaving cream and sand should have been a no brainer - they're our very favorite sensory materials, after all! It took a while for us to get around to it, but once we did, my preschooler and my toddler absolutely adored Sand Foam Sensory Play! It was so quick and simple to set up and entertained the siblings for a long time.

 

This was another awesome simple sibling activity that was a complete success! It also wasn’t particularly messy, which was a nice side effect 🙂

 

Have you tried combining shaving cream and sand? What are your favorite sensory materials? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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