I’ve also used it in my preschool classroom. Yes, it requires plenty of towels on hand for cleanup. But it’s great for rainy days and rambunctious kids.
All you need is a can of shaving cream (I bought a can for $1 at the Dollar Tree) and an appropriate surface (at school I have laminate top tables and at home we did it on the patio table out back.) If you don’t have a table to do it on, you can always use a shallow pan or tub.
I squirt big, fluffy clumps of shaving cream (I tell them we’re playing with clouds) in front of the kids and that’s it. You let their imaginations take it from there. It’s always fun to watch – some kids jump right in and others are more cautious.
(1) No rubbing shaving cream on our faces
(2) No touching anyone else with shaving cream on your hands
These rules keep the kids from getting it in their eyes.
Preschool Education Applications:
(1) Come up with words to describe how the shaving cream feels. Soft, fluffy, puffy, light, squishy, etc. The more descriptive words you teach them when they are young, the better!
(2) Spread shaving cream out and use your fingers to write or draw in it. When your done, spread it out again and start over!