After laying around in pajamas for way too long, taking a nice warm bath is just the thing to soak away sickness and start feeling energized. Getting the kids excited about bath time can be easier said than done though. When I know a bath is just what they need, I set up some extra special bath time goodies.
The Bath Time Goodies
Shaving Cream ~ Do you use shaving cream with your little ones? If not… you should! I recently started giving it to them in the bath (silly me after years of cleaning off the table I figured out that starting in the bath tub was way easier.)
Food Coloring ~ I love, love, love food coloring in the bath and so does Little M. I fill up several different cups with water and add a few drops. She mixes and mixes. Adding food coloring to shaving cream makes a fun creamy bath paint. (I have not had any problems cleaning the food coloring off the walls but test it yourself. We don’t want stained bathrooms!)
Measuring cups, spoons and cups ~ Cups and spoons add to the bath time fun.
Craft Sticks ~ Craft sticks make great stirring sticks and can be used for pretend shaving as well!
Pom Pom Balls ~After spraying a section of shaving cream on the wall I showed Big M how to toss the pom poms at it. What a fun game it turned out to be! He had a blast trying to see how many he get to stick. If you want to add a little math fun have your little one count how many balls stick for you and how many stick for them. Add those totals together.
Before they know it those poor little sickies will be clean, refreshed and full of healthy energy!
What is your favorite bath time activity?