The non-sticky foam starts off in blocks of 6 vibrant colours…
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how we were going to use it. I intended to put it in the water tray at first, not to use with water, but to contain it. I wasn’t convinced it wouldn’t be messy and slippery if it went on the floor. As soon as I got it out of the packaging though, I realised it would be fine on the table. It feels as though it is sticky, but when you rub your fingers together after using it, it isn’t at all.
Using Fine and Gross Motor Skills
I don’t have chairs at our malleable materials table (which, to be honest, is mostly used with play dough), so that the children can use their gross motor skills as well as their fine motor skills. The playfoam was fab for this. Lots of pressing, pulling, pinching and rolling occurred without any prompting from the adults. Some of them put their whole body into it when pressing.
The colours eventually merged together and became lighter, but this didn’t faze the children at all.
All sorts of interesting shapes were created!
The tools we normally use with dough were used too.
A thoroughly enjoyable material that I never expected to be so popular! They love it – in fact it’s been out for 2 weeks so far and is still going strong!
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– Rachel (“,)