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Kids Activities: 8 Bathtime Fun Ideas

by Rebecca Eanes


5. Colored bath ice cubes. These are really fun to watch melt and see the colors swirling around. To make the cubes, simply add a few drops of food coloring into the water in your ice tray and freeze.

6. If you want to go a little wild, try a swamp bath! My boys were crazy about this, but it is a bit of a mess to clean up. Boil spaghetti noodles. Using food coloring, mix a bowl of blue noodles and then a bowl of green noodles, then add to a tub of green-colored water. Add in “swamp creatures,” many of which we found at our local dollar store. This is a great sensory experience and so fun for the kids.

7. Add unique bath toys. We take all sorts of toys in the tub. Favorites are tools from the kitchen, such as a turkey baster, cups, and strainers. Try a theme such as “ocean play” or “dinosaur land.

8. Shaving cream tub paint. Mix food coloring in with shaving cream for a colorful and fun art experience in the bath.

Fun Bath Tip: Make your child's birthday extra special with a birthday bath! String balloons all around the tub and hang streamers from the ceiling overhead. Top off with a “happy birthday” banner and watch your child laugh with delight. Read more ideas for ways to bring joy on your child's birthday!

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.


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