OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 1 and up
This is such a great activity for children of all ages and parents are sure to love it as well. It's shaving cream and food coloring, without any of the mess!
All you need to do is grab a large ziploc bag, some shaving cream, and some food coloring. First spray some shaving cream in the bag and add some food coloring (I added two colors, however you can just add one). The next part is very important to keep it mess free, before closing the bag try and carefully squeeze out any extra air, this will keep the possibility of an unexpected "pop" to a minimum. Last, but surely not least, hand the bag to your child to play with. Your child will love the way the color spreads through the shaving cream.
For the much younger children you can simply give them the bag or place the bag the floor and have them use their hands or feet to spread the color. For the older kids you can tape the bag to the wall, like I did in this picture, and give your child a paint brush to focus on tool use and shoulder stability as they spread the color.