This tactile experience can be used to practice letter writing, spelling words, vocab words (which is why I used it in my middle school classroom), shape drawing, etc.
All you need is a cover up shirt, flat surface and a can of shaving cream.
When I do this I use my whole kitchen table. If you aren't quite as adventurous you can use a cookie sheet.
- Put on a cover up. (Really, don't skip this step).
- Put a dollop of shaving cream on the table.
- Allow your little on to spread it around.
- Now make letters (or shapes, or words, etc). A, B, C ...
For younger kids:
Do this same activity with chocolate pudding.