If you have a toddler or a small child, you know the importance of routines. We have had the same bedtime routine with our daughter for the majority of her young life. Somewhere around 7:30 she brushes her teeth, takes a bath & gets in her jammies. We read some books, rock & then tuck her in for bed. As she has gotten older she has made some subtle adjustments to her routine.
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In lieu of books, she now prefers to be read Highlights magazines, lots of them. At the end of every magazine there are usually games, activities & recipes for the kids to do. In a recent edition, I came across a great idea.
Did you know that foam will stick to the side of a tub when it is wet? I did not either. We work with foam sheets for crafting all the time, so I had plenty of it to experiment with. I cut out different colored shapes & showed my daughter how to dip it in the water & stick it to the side of the tub. She let her imagination go from there. She sent me out of the bathroom a few times to cut more foam. She had special requests for certain shapes so that she could finish her masterpieces.
Mai made a sideways & colorful snowman, a man in a hat & scarf and just a square.
Here she created a princess castle & a Minnie Mouse.
She had so much fun with the shapes that I could not get her out of the tub. I had a pruny footed toddler at bedtime, but she sure did have fun.
What a great idea!
Thanks! I thought the same thing when I saw it. I couldn’t believe how well it actually worked. My daughter loved it.
All these years and didn’t know this either. By the way, I spotted those Minnie ears a mile away even before I read the caption, but then again why not as we are watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse here this morning for the 5 millionth time 😉
It is funny. Anytime there is anything with 3 circles, Mai turns it into Minnie. She does it with our coasters all the time.
Such a great idea! I will try it too 🙂
Thanks! This has been a great tool to get my daughter into the tub.
Fun! I’ll have to try this, too.
We have had a tub full of foam shapes all week long. 🙂