Bath time is one of your favorite activities! Not only do we get to wash away the day, we also get to imagine, create and play together!
We always sing Slippery Fish together in the tub. My favorite is when you splash your toy shark along with the song, it’s so cute! We also practice our letters, shapes and numbers with your foam toys. You are counting to 10, singing your ABC’s (only missing a few letters in between), and you’ve mastered all the basic shapes, you AMAZE me! You love painting the side of the bathtub with fingerprint soap and if you’re feeling silly you paint your tummy too. 🙂 It brings me so much joy to watch your imagination run wild when we act out stories with your rubber ducks, what I would give to jump inside your mind for just a few minutes! And your favorite by far is taking glow sticks into the tub, we tried this for the first time a few nights ago and I can still hear you giggling and splashing now.
I’m so proud of my little fish!
With So Much Love,
5 Creative Bath Time Ideas For Kids:
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1. Floating Ball Toss
All you need are some plastic balls in basic colors and a shallow Tupperware container. Identify the color of each ball as you toss. We make it more challenging by creating “waves” in the water! I purchased Click N Play’s Pack of 100 Ball Pit Balls in Assorted Colors from Amazon. We also fill our laundry basket and inflatable pool with these balls for fun, sensory play.
2. Foam Alphabet Letters & Numbers
This is a classic bath time activity. You can purchase them from Amazon here, Munchkin Letter and Number Bath Toys, 36 Count. Dutch loves practicing his letters, numbers and shapes while arranging them on the wall (they stick when wet).
3. A Night at the Theatre
Just about every bathtub has a few rubber ducks. Why not act out a story? Tonight I told the story of Surfer Duck who met Big Blue Whale in the water, they became best friends and explored the ocean together finding Mama and Dada duck along the way. Imaginative play like this is a great way to communicate with your child, in their language! Teach an important lesson in the storyline, kids hear! You can pick up a cute set of Alphabet Rubber Duck’s here, ABC’s Rubber Duckies, Set of 26.
4. Fingerpaint Soap
Dutch loves painting the walls of the tub! It looks messy, but it’s easy clean up, just rinse/wipe away. Here is a set of Children’s Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint Soap in Assorted Colors, 4 Pack from Amazon. Also, look for color changing drops that change the color of the water!
5. Glow Bath
Dutch & I tried this for the first time recently and it was a hit! Please do this safely, and only once your child is old enough. I cracked the bathroom door so we still had some light shining through (I wanted to see his face the entire time). Crack those glow sticks, turn off the lights and splash away! I purchased this set of 100 8″ Glow Sticks in Assorted Colors, I expect it will last us awhile.
What activities do you and your child share in the bathtub? I’d love to hear your ideas!
Happy Splashing! 💦