Kids Activity: Ice Cream Sensory Play Activity


ice cream party

One of our beginning of the school year activities that we have done every year is we invite my sons class to our home and have a little get together so the parents and kids can get to know each other. This past school year I had a Back to School Ice Cream Social you can find all the fun details here.

I usually don’t plan many activities during our little gathering just because I don’t want to spend tons of time planning. One of the activities we did was an ice cream sensory play activity.

ice cream sensory play activity

I made “ice cream” from shaving cream and I added a few drops of food coloring to it.

Using brown paper I drew a cone on it before hand. Like 3 minutes before hand, he, he, he. I was running late on everything but at the end as always everyone has a good time.

Their hands will stain with the food coloring but nothing a little soap and water won’t get off. I had wipes on hand so that they could immediately wipe them off instead of on their clothes.  I did this with 5-6 year olds and it worked out great. I did give them a few instructions before hand like don’t touch your clothes with your “ice cream” hands and don’t rub your eyes.

ice cream pretend play kid activity

So to sum it up all you need is:

  • brown construction paper
  • food coloring
  • shaving cream

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