The Christmas season is here, and what better way to mark the festivities than with a creative and fun activity for your preschoolers?  Your kids will love the Shave Santa's Beard activity. In this post, I will discuss how to do this activity and its benefits for preschoolers.

DIY Razor
    • Cut one popsicle stick in half.  Glue the popsicle stick half to the top of the full popsicle stick to look like a razor.

Shaving Santa's Beard is a hands-on activity that involves spreading a layer of shaving cream on your face or someone else's face to mimic a beard. It is a great sensory experience that stimulates preschoolers' imagination and curiosity. The use of the fake razor, which is a safe and harmless prop, adds an element of play that makes the activity more engaging.  

This also allows you to have a conversation about safety around real razors or any other sharp objects.   

As the preschooler "shaves" off the shaving cream beard, they develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. They also practice their concentration and focus as they try to get all the shaving cream off. This activity is especially helpful for preschoolers who are learning to write, as it strengthens their pencil grip and control.

After shaving off the beard, the preschooler can now get creative with the remaining shaving cream. Spread a layer of shaving cream on a table and let the preschooler practice writing letters, numbers, and drawing shapes and pictures. This allows them to explore their artistic abilities as they create new designs and learn about the various shapes and symbols.

Shaving Santa's Beard also makes for a great social activity that can be enjoyed with family and friends. It provides an opportunity for preschoolers to bond with their loved ones while engaging in a hands-on activity that promotes learning and development. It is also an excellent way to teach preschoolers about the importance of hygiene and grooming.

So, grab your shaving cream and fake razors and start shaving Santa's beard for an afternoon full of fun and learning!

Xx Jeni



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