Tutus and Tea Parties: Virtual Summer Camp | Snow Cone Sensory Play

Monday, July 1, 2013

Virtual Summer Camp | Snow Cone Sensory Play

We all love snow cones in the summer, right? Well, we have a fun sensory play idea to share with you today for the Virtual Summer Camp!

If you didn't already know, I'm a Virtual Summer Camp counselor along with 7 other fantastically creative bloggers; Jenae from I Can Teach My Child, Melissa from Mama Miss, Jodi from Meaningful Mama, Asia from Fun at Home with Kids, Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons, Mari from Inspired by Familia and Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft). We will be taking turns featuring a kid-friendly craft or activity each week on our own blogs so be sure to follow these amazing bloggers as well. 

Want to play? Here's what you need & how we set it all up:
-Grab a couple cans of shaving cream at your local dollar store. 
-Grab a bucket or plastic tub to put it in (also found at the dollar store).
-We had a couple squeeze bottles that we use for ketchup & other things so we used it for our Snow Cone juice.
-Koolaid (for scented play - see warning at the bottom of this post) or food coloring.
-Ice cream scoop or spoon.
-Plastic water bottles with the tops cut off (see photos).

Before playing, fill your plastic bucket with shaving cream and place in the freezer overnight (or longer depending on how much you fill it). It will become hard and so much fun to play in!

Here's our set up:

We had so much fun filling the water bottle "cones" and pouring on the juices!

The aftermath:

WARNING: Koolaid WILL stain clothes and hands. Here's how to remove the color from hands easily. As for clothes, where and old tee or a smock.

Fun, huh? I hope you get to enjoy this fun summer sensory play with your kiddo!

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  1. It might be because my son is at that stage where he puts everything in his mouth, I would be worried someone might get too wild with there imagination and actually eat some haha.

    What a great way to spend some of the day!

  2. definitely a play clothes or bathtub activity LOL would love it you shared this on our #kidsinthekitchen linky this week http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/07/snacks-for-the-pool-kidsinthekitchen.html

  3. Wow...I never would have thought to freeze shaving cream. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for linking to the Outdoor Play Party.

  4. Very cute! We actually just played with frozen shaving cream this past week too!

  5. This just looks like way too much fun, and I love that you included ways to get Kool-Aid stains out! :) Thanks for sharing at Stress-Free Sunday -- I'm featuring you this weekend!

  6. This is awesome!! I'm featuring it at this week's Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!

  7. Oh my goodness. We've played with shaving cream twice recently, and I never thought to freeze it. This looks like an amazing activity!

  8. This looks like great fun, I haven't seen this idea presented with shaving foam before. We've never used it, but we may just have to! Thank you for linking up to Mom's Library I'll be featuring you this week on Crystal's Tiny Treasures.


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