The shave cream table is irresistible in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on March 11, 2011

in Creative Art, Sensory Play, shave cream, The Value of Play

I wish everyone could have seen the delight in this little girl’s face as she was playing in the shave cream today…

Shave cream play was one of several activities the teacher had out on the classroom tables to explore…

But this little girl just kept going back to the shave cream table…

Once she would get shave cream all over her hands and up to her elbows…

She would go and wash her hands and then go back for more…

As I observed the children at play at the shave cream table, I just had to smile.  The most simple ideas are often times the most engaging…

Don’t overlook the simple!

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1 jessica March 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm

we love shaving cream here ..

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

LOL – Shave Cream rocks!

3 Centers and Circle Time March 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Ha ha, she’s so adorable! I love those curious one that just can’t get enough!! Shaving Cream is fun, easy and inexpensive! I love it!!

4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Oh, she was such a cutie pie! I have a great photo of her face I wish I could share:)

5 Julie March 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I LOVE to use touch and feel items such as shaving cream for a fun way to write letters. It is so hands on and engaging! Love your blog! ;)

julie

6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Thank you Julie:) I noticed the children were doing a little writing play but then would quickly rub it all out :)

7 Cara March 12, 2011 at 7:49 am

My son and I just experimented with shaving cream for the first time yesterday, and he was just like this little girl! He would get it on his arms all the way to his elbows, then go wash his hands, then repeat! It was lots of messy fun, and something we’ll definitely revist in the future.

8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

Haha Cara – that is exactly what this little girl was doing! It is so cute to watch them explore. I love it!

9 brenda March 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I also use shaving cream as a sensory experience for my children, it is true the simple things are sometimes the most successful, and enjoyed. Last month my children enjoyed water play, with shaving cream. They went back and forth from the water table, to a plain table on which I’d just sprayed shaving cream. We made a mess, and I needed to put towels on the floor to sop up water, to prevent slipping, but the engagement, and fun was worth it. The children enjoyed sliding their hands in the cream as well as the plastic whales, and other sea creatures from the water table. I’m sure my children learned things pertaining to the qualities of water, and shaving cream I’m not aware of, and all in relative silence. I’ll allow this again and again just for the pure enjoyment.

Thanks for leaving a comment to me today on my blog, and I am now following you, and am sure I’ll enjoy reading your interesting posts.
Cheers!
Brenda

10 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Thanks for stopping by Brenda – Your students have had quite the experience! I love it!

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