Playing with foam is great for the children’s sense of seeing, touching and smelling. A research had been done that concluded that oxytocin, the hormon that have calming effects can also be released from the skin via activation of cutaneous sensory nerves in response to touch (Uvnäs-Moberg, K., Handlin, L. & Petersson, M. Self-soothing behaviors with particular reference to oxytocin release induced by non-noxious sensory stimulation, 2015.)
Let’s Make Fun Foam
What you need:
- 2 table spoon dish washer liquid
- 1/4 cup water
- Food colouring
- Basins or a big bowl
- Electric mixer
- Add dish soap and water.
- Mix (using mixer) on the highest possible setting for 1-2 minutes until the mixture turns to foam.
- Scoop the foam out into container and repeat as necessary. Add food colouring and mix.
- Put some small toys inside and let the children search for the toys in the foam. Ask them to guess what toy it is before taking it out from the foam.
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