What You Need:
- shaving cream (or whip cream for the ones who still like to put things in their mouth)
- water beads (or tapioca balls for the ones who still like to put things in their mouth)
- a mirror.
What To Do:
- Put the mirror on a flat surface. Then I always start out by reviewing the expectations. 1. The shaving cream stays on the mirror. 2. The water beads stay on the mirror 3. Accidents happen, simply fix the problem if one comes up (clean up a spill, throw away a broken water bead, etc.)
- Spray shaving cream on the mirror in front of each child (you may notice that I drew a line down the middle of the mirror to separate his side from hers - he didn't want shaving cream at first)
- Put a few water beads on the mirror.
- Let them play!
|Busy started bouncing the water beads and quickly|
learned that she needed to hold the bead close to the
mirror to keep the bead from bouncing off the counter.
Busy then made the observation that the shaving cream looked like icing so they asked if they could add some sprinkles and food coloring and they made their own cupcakes! Creative little boogers ;)
And don't forget you can do this with the tiny tots! Just use whipped cream and tapioca balls (or leave out the balls all together). You can also use pudding instead of shaving cream! And doing it all on a mirror adds another sensory experience. If you don't have a mirror like this one, you can put shaving cream on the bathroom mirror :) When finished, wipe it clean with a damp paper towel.