Sensory Processing

Activities and games

Playing with shaving cream

playing with whipped or shaving cream

Shaving cream is a material with endless possibilities and is able to induce many children to activities, games and pleasure. It is wise to start carefully by spraying a little bit of shaving cream on a mirror, the back side of a doormat or a not too large tabletop. It is an advantage when the top you use has a colour different from the shaving cream.

Try to induce the child to smear the cream across the side of the table or mirror. Many children need a little time to get used to it at first, but once they have figured out how it works they enjoy it immensely and carry on with it alone. The material especially stimulates movement and feeling and causes a child to want to continue the movements and feeling of the cream by himself. By offering a limited surface you can limit or `fence in` the activity.

It is fun to cover a surface with cream and then to draw or write something in it. Your child can do this himself, or the two of you can do it together. It does not necessarily have to represent something, but by moving the fingers through the cream, all kinds of shapes will appear. With the flat of the hand and a little extra cream you can erase the picture easily.

The great advantage is that it cannot go wrong and the result of the movements is visible immediately. It helps a child to feel and use his hands and arms more and gives him a lot of fun.


Happy Senso
In stead of shaving creme you can use HAPPY SENSO. This is a gel with multisensory characteristics. A great product for sensory stimulation.You can hear it, feel it, smell it and see it. Also it has a cooling effect on the skin. It’s fun. There are a lot of different ways to use it - with one kid or in a group. It is of high quality, hypoallegenic and dermatologically tested.

Happy Senso

The HAPPY SENSO Original variants exist of a Mint-Fresh, Neutral, Tropical and Sweetness variant. The new Happy Senso Artist variants have the same unique sensory properties as the Original variants and besides that also each have their own color as an extra feature. This gives an extra dimension and even more applying possibilities. The colors can also be mixed into new colors, which is a very special spectacle to see.  

You can buy it by www.happysenso.com

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