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Pumpkin Sensory Play

Now that it is fall I have lots of great activities I cannot wait to do with my kiddos! One we did last week was a blast and the kids played with it for almost an hour. I have let the kids play in shaving cream on our dinning room table before since it is fun to write in and just a fluffy sensory experience. This time though I wanted to give it a fall twist and tried a few new things.


First I sprayed shaving cream in each of their spots at the table. I get it cheap at the dollar store and non-menthol! Then I sprinkled some corn starch over that to give it some extra texture. Next I put a few drops of yellow and red food coloring on the pile, explaining that they were fall colors but also when mixed make a new color orange. Then I sprinkled the whole thing with some pumpkin pie spice for an extra sensory level!

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Then I let the kids play and squish and have fun! They liked seeing the colors mix and become orange 🙂

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I love how you can see Lightning McQueen’s eyes in that last pic! Noah wanted to drive his car through the mess and I thought, hey it will wash off 🙂 why not?! He loved it! Eventually the corn starch made the shaving cream become a lot like Oobleck that we made last year! The substance was hard when squeezing hard and ran through their fingers when held lightly. Very fun for the kids to experiment and play with!

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There you have it a simple sensory experience for cheap. My kids had so much fun and we made memories 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!



3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Sensory Play”

  1. We used shaving cream for sculptures and finger painting. Beware it etched the Formica surface of my table surface. I highly recommend covering your table with plastic before you start

  2. I am so blessed by reading your blog. I was a homeschooling SAM mom for yrs. Mine are all grown up now and I have grandchildren I keep. YOu have such a sweet spirit and I love some of your ideas. After reading this one and seeing the pictures, all I could say was Wow! What a Mom! You are doing a good work… God bless you and your family.

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