What Do Children Learn From Sand Foam?
Fine Motor Skills as they using their hands and fingers to squeeze the sand foam as well as holding and using tools like scoops to move the foam around the tray.
Gross Motor Skills as they use larger movements to scoop the sand foam in the tray as well as move items around the tray.
Communication and Language as you explore the tray together, supporting their ideas while introducing new and already known vocabulary.
Imagination as they use the sand foam and the items within the tray to create their own story within their play.
3 Years +
How To Make Sand Foam For Sensory Play
- 2 cups or 32g of Shaving Foam
- 1 ½ cups or 360g of Sand
- Pour the sand into a bowl and slowly squirt in the shaving foam mixing.
- Once you are happy with the consistency, create your sensory set-up.
What Is The Best Way To Clean Up Sand Foam?
Cleaning Up Your Child
Remove dirty clothes and place them in the sink to rinse off later. Wipe the worst of the sand foam off your child with a warm flannel, and then pop them in the bath or shower to make sure you remove all the sand.
Cleaning Up A Small Tray
Scoop the sand foam into an air-tight container, then rinse the tray in the sink with warm soapy water.
Cleaning A Large Tray
Scoop the sand foam into an air-tight container, then hose the tray outside to remove any excess foam.
Cleaning The Surrounding Area
This one is best for you to do outside, but if you do it inside, scoop up the worst of the sand foam, throw it into the bin, and then mop the surrounding area to remove excess sand.