Write Spelling Words in Shaving Cream

Ready to get messy? Today, we’re practicing our spelling words with the messiest activity in this whole series. We’re writing them in shaving cream!

Get prepared, put on some old clothes, and get ready to get messy. But, don’t get intimidated, it’s really easy to clean up.

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To set-up: You’ll need a large flat plastic container and some shaving cream. We used a plastic cafeteria-style tray and it worked perfectly. Squirt your shaving cream in a thick layer on top of the tray. Now it’s time to write.

Have your child use their fingers to write each of their words in the shaving cream. As they go along, their hands will get messier and messier. But, that’s the fun of it!

Special note: You won’t see the words as your child writes, but that’s not really the point. Just let them write and enjoy the sensory process. You’ll be washing it all away anyway!

When you’re all done, the tray rinses off easily in the bathtub. (My sinks were too small.) If you get any shaving cream on the clothes, don’t worry. Just wipe it off and it will come out in the next washing. Shaving cream may be messy, but it’s easy to clean.

Have a little messy fun the next time your child needs to practice spelling words. They’ll have a blast!


Buy the 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words Ebook

You can purchase a printable form of this book for $7.50 The book is designed to print and turn into a half-page size booklet. It’s perfect to keep at your homework station. Your kids can flip through and find a fun way to practice their spelling words.

The ideas will be convenient and ready to use. No need to turn on the computer every day for ideas.

Most activities require little to no prep time. And, if you make sure you have all the supplies on the Master Supply List (included in the book) on hand, you’ll be able to do any of these fun spelling word ideas any time.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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