Lately I've been trying to come up with fun ideas to play in the bath. Personally a glass of wine and a whole load of bubbles is about all I need in my bath, but these kids, they get bored so quickly!
Since we're playing along with Nurturestore's Winter Play Planner this week, I thought we'd include Tuesday's prompt, play with ice, to our bathtime.
In the morning I made these food colouring ice-cubes in a silicone snowflake shaped mold, hoping they'd be set for the bedtime bath. I added a few drops of peppermint extract, but I didn't realise that the alcohol in the extract would stop the cubes from freezing completely hard - if you want to try this, use essential oil instead
(impossible to take good photos in completely artificial light, steamy bathroom, excitable child and underwater conditions!)
I wanted to make this a lesson about hot and cold and melting etc but Vin was so excited we didn't get a chance. I think next time we will do a simple experiment beforehand to introduce the concepts, then do the bathtime again so he can see the theory at work.
Despite the things I felt didn't go 'right' (as in, to my -adult/ocd/perfectionist- plan) Vin loved this activity - he got very annoyed when I told him we had no more cubes and I will definitely be trying this again!
Head on over to check out the rest of this weeks play planner
p.s check out the nature ice cubes we played with in the Summer