We’ve had a busy weekend and a very packed week ahead. Today I thought we’d go splash in muddy puddles, but then realised we’ll probably have ample opportunity, sadly, in the next few days.
The kids have been nagging me to go to the swimming pool, but I can’t go on my own with the 3 of them- adult to child health and safety ratios don’t allow.
So I’ve created water fun at home in the bathroom, while Max sleeps upstairs:
I added lots of bubble bath into an almost full bathtub. (We only usually fill the bath a third to half full for safety and water conservation reasons.)
I added 2 children and lots of hydrated water beads.
We experimented to see if we could turn the children into smurfs… We added blue food colouring to the water… It didn’t work! I still have 2 children. 😉
I extended the water play area beyond the bathtub with our tuff spot aka cement mixing tray.
Introduced a number of beach toys- sieves, spades, buckets and bowls.
… and left them to play. Sitting outside the bathroom, listening to their imaginary play.
They’ve been in there for over an hour. The bathroom is steamed up and nice and warm for them to be popping in and out. No fighting thus far! And I’ve actually been able to make some phone calls.
They are now enjoying a picnic of dried fruits and pink milk by the “rock pool”. 🙂
In a bit I will put on some music with Beach Boys.
So what are you doing today?