Sunday, March 30, 2014

Easter Egg Bubble Bath

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After our super fun mirrored Easter egg painting last week, I was left with a (very happy) paint covered toddler, and a bunch of painting tools that needed cleaning. The only logical next step was a bubble bath to clean them all up! As soon as we finished, I scooped up Skyler, and together we carried our plastic cups, Easter eggs, and the cookie cutter up to the bathroom for a warm bubble bath! I added in some wash cloths and a sponge to play along with!

As I mentioned in our painting post, this was the first day Skyler had gone without a nap (just a one day fluke for now, luckily!!). Between the painting activity and this bath that followed, we were finished just in time for dinner!! An exciting and messy craft followed by a bath was just what we needed to fill an afternoon that could have been pretty rough otherwise!

Skyler loved leaving the water running as he held the egg pieces and cups under the stream. It sent water shooting out and also turned the water pretty colors (at least until they all mixed). It became murky pretty fast, and I didn't want the water to get too high, so we kept the drain open and the water running until our water was clear and by that time Skyler had gotten all of the painting tools and accessories sparkling clean! 

Skyler spent a lot of time transferring water between cups, or transferring eggs from one cup to another. A lot of great hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills being practiced through play!

Skyler really enjoyed trying to put all of the eggs together. In these pictures, all of his eggs have their matching color, but a lot of the time he would connect two different colors. Either way, we always talked about the colors he held and what colors made up the eggs! Depending on how much water ends up in the eggs, it is also a great time to use words like heavy, light, sink, or float!

We had fun pouring water from the cups onto different body parts. Skyler learned the song "This is the way we wash our..." in swimming class and we love to play that in the tub as well! He learned many body parts from this activity (shoulders, back, arms) and it is a great way for him to help in the tub by rinsing himself!

We also did a lot of stacking and building. Skyler was able to stack all eight of the egg halves, but they quickly fell! He also had a lot of fun making a train and pushing it along the edge of the tub. These pictures are kind of "artsy" - I don't want to embarrass Skyler TOO much if he does ever end up reading this in the future. Next time I will have to put him in some swim trunks even if I do not plan on writing a post, just in case ;)

And what bath would be complete without some extra splashes!

Between the cup and egg washing, connecting, pouring, stacking, building, and splashing, Skyler enjoyed this bath for a very long time! It was the perfect way to clean up all of our paint (no more blue hair or pink cheek!) and spend more of our afternoon playing. 

Clean and happy boy!!

And just for kicks - Skyler's first selfie ;)

Even if your little one does not need to get clean, washing eggs with soapy water is a super fun sensory activity! After our bubble bath, I saw this post from Little Bins for Little Hands for egg washing sensory play! I am sure Skyler and I will enjoy this method of washing eggs before Easter comes, of course, as long as he does not end up covered in the art materials as well!



  1. Love it! So many 'jobs' in one - cleaning your son, cleaning the play equipment, playing with the equipment and playing with water!

    1. Thank you, Emma! I love when cleanup can be made fun for both of us!! :)