Messy Play: Shaving Foam Speedway
This post was originally featured on my old blog little doers last year
Today has been pretty much of a blah day. The weather is a bit bleugh, the children are antsy, I’m feeling poorly and generally a bit bleugh. So I thought to myself, how can we try and turn this day around, and then it hit me, a good ol’ session of messy play.
I love messy play, far more than my autistic child and his sister, the cute, slightly evil genius. The benefits of messy play are many and varied. It promotes imaginative play, fine motor skills and most of all it’s fun.
Here’s a quick idea to help you and your children engage in some creative play.
Your Will Need:
Various toy Cars
Optional: Floor Cover
Cover your tray in some shaving foam.
Give your children some toy cars
Let them draw shapes and more in the shaving foam, to make things a bit more interesting and to teach them about colour, why not add drops of food dye to the foam. As they drive through the foam they can learn about how colours mix together to create new colours!