Shaving Cream and Monster Trucks

Any activity that is super simple to set up and gets played with for a long time is a definite winner. This activity however is King of them all! It has just one ingredient - shaving cream and either monster trucks or any other type of toy car works well too. It is so easy in fact, that the children can set it up themselves!

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We use our tuff tray as the base, it really works well as the edges help to keep all the shaving cream on the table. I would say that a flat table would work well too though. We simply put blobs of shaving cream over the table and the children run the cars through it, usually round and round, until it ends up looking like the pictures.

My only advice it to make sure you get good quality shaving cream, the cheap stuff can be really nasty on skin.

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Early Years Learning Framework

Outcome 4 - Children are confident and involved learners

4.4 - Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies nd natural and processed materials

This Activity is for:

  • Children who are no longer tasting sensory play experiences.

Encourage children to:

  • Observe the tyre tacks that are made

Extend on this by:

  • Adding small drops of food colouring

Simplify this by:

  • No simplifying needed!

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