Friday, 18 November 2011

a blue underwater bath

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Earlier this week I mentioned my mission to make bathtime into playtime... I brainstormed loads of fun and simple things and I can't wait to get playing and splashing with Little Vin. Today I used food colouring to have a blue underwater bathtime (inspired by this post on The Imagination Tree)



I bought Vin these rubber sea creatures for 99p in Poundstretcher (seriously guys, I love this shop, you are all getting Xmas presents from their toy aisles!)



Vin spent a lot of time humming the Jaws themetune making his sharky dip in and out of the water - next time I plan to add some essential oils to the water to make it a multi-multi sensory experience!

6 comments:

  1. Great idea, but did the bathwater dye your kid? My son is as glow-in-the-dark pale as I am and I worry that he'd look sickly bluish white when he got out.

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  2. Hi Eddie,

    My little one is pale too with fair hair but I was more worried about dying the bath and tiles! There was no staining on either though - I guess the colouring is so diluted it didn't leave a mark.

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  3. Wonderful idea. My best bath toy is foam sheets cut into shapes. They stick on the wall to make murals. My kids love them! Check it out: http://www.art4littlehands.com/2011/07/foam-tub-art.html

    Thanks for sharing this idea on Monday Madness.

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  4. Also needed to tell you that this post will be featured tomorrow on my blog!

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  5. Did you scent this bath? It doesn't say so here, but your recent post, 40 sensory activities, says you did?! I am curious as to how you scented an ocean themed bath. Also, I never saw a themed sensory bath until I started doing them....

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    1. We've done this bath a couple of times - mostly I cheat with the scent and use Radox 'Ocean Breeze' bubble bath (not sure it really smells like oceans though!)

      I think I first saw a sensory bath on The Imagination Tree last year, but I'm pretty sure your wonderful posts have been the driving force behind their popularity!

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