Foam Block Building Sensory Bin: Kids will love building silly structures made from foam blocks and shaving cream while practicing their fine motor skills of stacking, sorting, and spreading.
Yesterday we played around with a simple sensory bin made of shaving cream and water beads which the kids absolutely adored. When it came time to clean up this sensory bin, both kids were ready for nap so I ended up just placing a lid on it with a “to clean up” later mental note. Luckily for us not cleaning up our sensory bin right then and there worked out beautifully and with the addition of foam blocks we had another fun afternoon activity! We absolutely love this idea for teaching spreading skills that we found on Happy Hooligans!
Items Needed for a Foam Block Building Sensory Bin:
- Shaving Cream
- Foam Blocks
- Spatulas, Spoons, and other Scoops
- a Bin for Everything
How to Set Up Play:
Setting up this activity is ridiculously easy. Simply set out your foam blocks and spreading/scooping tools. Fill your sensory bin with shaving cream, and step back to let kids play! The structures and designs they come up with will amaze you!
My kids didn’t hesitate for a second to dig their hands in. Meatball had more fun dipping and smashing than he did spreading and stacking, but once he got the concept of spreading down there was no stopping him!
They had a blast exploring how different shapes balanced with and without the shaving cream.
We experimented with trying to stick other items to our towers such as our scoops.
And imaginations created the most beautiful cities, castles, and gardens. At one point Livia even made her own leaning tower of “pizza”…
At the end clean up was incredibly simple. Just wipe kiddos down with a wet rag and spray your sensory bin out in the sink (or with a hose). My kids absolutely adored this activity and are already asking to do it again!
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