Little ones are slip, sliding and learning at Discovery Center.
It is the annual Shaving Cream Ice Skating activity for Head Start and preschool students. School officials say they’ve been staging this winter event for longer than they can remember, at least 24 years.
The way it works is they cover half of the Discovery Center gym floor in a tarp. Then students and teachers spray shaving cream and water all around for a messy good time.
Behavior Interventional Specialist and long-time preschool teacher Lisa Sulich says everyone at Discovery Center looks forward to this activity, “It’s great because almost everyone can participate. And it hits all areas of development including sensory, language, social emotional skills and social engagement.“
In addition, Discovery Center enlists community volunteers including parents, service clubs and local high school students to help slide the children down the gym, spin in circles and dance in the shaving cream.
Students bring or borrow clothes that can get wet. Sulich says most kids dive right in, while others take a few minutes to get used to the feel. Nearly everyone ends up burning off some pent up energy.
“Above all, it’s just fun for all the kids,” Sulich says.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.