Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Calming Lavender Soap Foam Sensory Play

Lavender is a great scent for helping kids wind down at the end of a day. And soap foam is a great texture for calming kids. So pairing the two together makes a perfect calm down activity before bedtime (or anytime you need a relaxing quiet time activity for the kids).

I know there's nothing really new or exciting about lavender scented soap foam sensory play, but it's something my kids still enjoy. So I'm sharing it in case you haven't tried it with your kids before.

Calming lavender scented soap foam sensory play for kids from And Next Comes L

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To make lavender scented soap foam, we used:

Soap foam is really easy to make. Put a generous amount of soap (I use castile soap) in a large container. Next, add a splash or two of water. Then start mixing the soap and water using an electric hand-mixer until you get a thick, frothy foam. Add 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil and some purple liquid watercolors (how much you will use depends on the size of the container and how purple you want the soap foam to be).

Lavender scented soap foam sensory bin for kids from And Next Comes L

You can include scoops and spoons with this sensory bin, but both of my boys really enjoy just playing with the texture of the soap foam, swishing the bubbly mixture back and forth between their hands. Soap foam on its own is extremely calming and relaxing to play with, but the added olfactory component is a nice touch! 

Lavender scented soap foam sensory bin for kids from And Next Comes L

Sensory play with lavender scented soap foam from And Next Comes L

Sensory play with lavender scented soap foam from And Next Comes L

Just look at all those wonderful bubbles!

Sensory play with lavender scented soap foam from And Next Comes L

Sensory play with lavender scented soap foam from And Next Comes L

Here's a sample of my four year old playing with the lavender soap foam, complete with some bubble popping at the start:


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Calming lavender scented soap foam sensory play for kids from And Next Comes L
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2 comments:

  1. ok, your sensory bins are just the best! keep the great ideas coming!

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