I keep shaving cream on hand all the time. When my kids are restless and
need some fun added to their day, I pull it out and let them explore. It's so
wonderful how a simple can of shaving cream can make children so
sincerely happy and content. On this day we discovered the joy of a backyard bakery.........
This is really easy to set up with whatever you have on hand. What I used was a new pack of kitchen sponges (to be our cake layers,) a squeeze bottle, salt shaker (salt and food color makes great sprinkles,) plastic spatula, spoons and dishes for mixing colors and of course the shaving cream!
They didn't need much instruction. They just went for it, which is exactly what I had hoped for. Kids often learn, discover, and play through touch. I am a huge fan of
sensory play--especially when we have had a big week and just need to
come back to a calm place.
I know this mess can be a little discouraging, but that is why we are outside. Afterwards, I filled buckets with water to wash all of our tools (and kids) and brought out the hose for the rest. I involved the kids in the clean-up process as well. I think it teaches them responsibility and gives them confidence to help.