Shaving Cream Subtraction Smash: Messy Preschool Math Activity
Add a bit of shaving cream to a tray or tabletop and my kiddos will have fun adding in cars, writing letters and numbers, and smearing it around every which way. Shaving cream makes for a great boredom buster and if the kids get a bit crazy, just dip them in the bath after wards and they'll be squeaky clean! Ha! But why not add a bit of learning to this fun sensory play experience, too?! Add a few math flashcards and you have a simple and FUN way to practice subtraction with your preschooler! Your kiddos will love this Shaving Cream Subtraction Smash Activity!
Fun Preschool Math Idea
For example, with 8-5, read the subtraction problem "8 minus/ take away 5 equals??" then squirt 8 'dollops' of shaving cream onto the tray. To find the answer tell your child he/she needs to take away/ SMASH! 5 dollops of shaving cream. When your child has done that, ask him/her for the answer--- 3!
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