Soak Away the Sickness
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?
My daughter likes to play with cups in the tub.
We also love shaving cream and food coloring. I love the idea of using sticks to act out shaving! We also have really enjoyed glow sticks in the bath.
We LOVE playing with shaving cream! I let them ‘clean’ the walls of the tub for me while the practice writing their names! So fun! I have never thought to toss poms into it and I am positive that will be a huge hit in our house! Thanks for the great idea!!!
My daughter’s favorite bath time activity is playing with cups. She has several different sizes and pours the water between them and also all over herself.
My son loves pouring water from one cup to another in the bath tub. And it’s always more fun when it’s a color!
My son loves playing in the bubbles.
My son’s favorite bath toys are Legos. 🙂
My daughters used to love playing with their barbies or wearing goggles and splashing each other
DDs love playing their rubber ducks
my daughter is too old for toys ( she is 10) but she does love picking out shower gel scents. We have about 5 of the smaller sizes in the shower to choose from.
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My son loves bringing his dinosaurs to the tub.
Playing with glowing paints.
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playing with bubbles and singing
We have a boat with disney characters and my kids love to play with that toy.
My daughter likes to bathe her Barbies
We love bubbles!
My kids like to play with rubber ducks & cars in the tub.
playing finding nemo
I don’t have kids but I enjoyed playing with boats and pretending to race them around
Reading a book keeps her happy.
Mine is too old for bath time activities now, but she used to love playing with mermaid dolls in the bubble bath.
the shaving cream!!
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My son had a little boat that he enjoyed sailing in the bathtub.
fave is to play with plastic animals
Playing with her Mickey Mouse toys in the tub
We have a couple of bath puppets that the kids love playing with during their bath.
Bubble bath beards and hats are always popular 🙂
My toddler loves brushing his teeth in the tub.
Shaving cream and roll on bath soaps!!
singing in the tub!
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bubble beards always got a belly laugh. My daughter thought they were hysterical.
Our favorite bathtime activity is play with foam/shaving cream
For my children, the more bubbles the better.
My boys like putting action figures and boats in the tub and having them go on adventures
My kids love bubbles!
any toy that floats and squeaks is a big hit around here!
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Coloring and drawing with washable crayons on the shower walls.
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I read books to them.
cuddling wtih her kitty
My granddaughter used to play with her Barbie doll in the tub!
My sons like to do bubble race cars
My daughter’s favorite bath time activity is just getting it done. She doesn’t mind taking a bath, but she likes to just wash, dry and then play. When she was very little I put toys in the tub, she’d move them around and then be done.
The favorite bath time fun is to play with the bubble pipe.
play with the bubble pipe
my favorite bathtime activity is bubbles and lots of them
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My kids love playing with bubbles!!!
Beautiful artwork on the walls of the tub.
We have foam that comes in colors to draw on the shower walls!
She has all types of mermaids who swim with her in the tub
Currently it’s simply pouring water from one cup to another cup to a bowl and back again.
Thanks for the contest.
A warm bath & Hot Chicken Noodle Soup.
Small (and some not so small!) plastic bathtub animals.
My daughter likes to use tub crayons and finger paint in the bath.
coloring books/sticker books & watching TV in bed!
just having lots of extra bubbles and foam
bubble bath animal scupters
For my son, he just wants to cuddle with me on the couch while watching his favorite cartoon!
The favorite activity is bubbles and tons of toys in the tub!
My daughter likes to read and watch her favorite movies in our bed when she isn’t feeling well.
When my son was a little younger he LOVED playing with an old turkey baster in the bath.
Squeezey fish, but that means water all over the bathroom!
My daughters fave activity was the colored soap foam. She loved it and would do fingerpainting on the tiles. I did not restock that particular item even though she was thrilled. when little she liked pouring water from container to container and liked having a funnel in there. It kept her beach toys very clean.
My daughters love to play with foam letters and bath crayons.
Her Plastic fishing pool and fish