You know what the easiest, cleanest way for a toddler to use finger paints involves? The tub! What an idea….I mean after they paint it’s basically an all over the place ordeal and tubby time is a necessity. Why not save yourself the trip and the headache by painting in the tub…what’s that you say? Make it edible-done!
Our week has started off with a bang. This week in Ibloom we talked about friendships. We talked about friendships that come in and out of your life and the wonderful purpose of each. I have been so blessed with so many friends throughout my life. People who have shown up when I needed them even after years of being apart. There have also been times when I felt I didn’t have a friend in the world. Infertility can sometimes push people away. Women are afraid of saying the wrong thing, or worse of the same thing happening to them. It is for that very reason….the loneliness that I chose to speak out about our infertility struggle from then on. So that you may feel not alone.
On that blessed day that my Row entered our lives I then began to pray for a special friendship. One for Row and I. A friend for her and a Mama friend for me….and boy did He provide abundantly. Today we had some bestie time playing as all toddlers do side by side but not really interacting. Which by the way is called parallel play and is totally developmental. It’s so wonderful seeing them greet each other and “talk”.
We planned our upcoming Toddler Christmas Party-you knew that was coming right? I immediately began a shopping list in my head of Christmas cookies for our cookie exchange-eek. I’m ready to Christmasfy this place!
Onto tubby time. I’m a play advocate! That’s right I believe in learning through play. You’ll hear me time and time again. I try to do one new fun activity a week. You heard the right ONE. I don’t want to introduce too much to overstimulate and I want her life to be fun. I found this super cute and EASY idea for sensory play in the tub.
Supplies-vanilla pudding and food coloring.
Mix the food coloring in the pudding and plop it in the tub. It’s so great because it’s edible too. I initially started with one color-we talked about the color and texture and then onto free play. This was a great sensory activity! We played right before our actual bath time. As you can see she had a blast. A word of warning. If your child is a splasher, thrower, slinger….I would go ahead and remove some items like say the bathmat, hanging towels,etc… Row had a blast and slung it everywhere! I mean behind the toilet everywhere. It was totally worth it though. It was also really easy to clean and didn’t stain anything. Not bath mat, not tub, not even walls. Once she was done I just started up the water, scrubbed a bit with the washcloth and spot cleaned as needed. We will definitely repeat this one!
I hope you’re having a great week! Do you have any great toddler friendly art activities?
Oh and I almost forgot these amazing things came in the mail today. I heart Livie and Luca shoes and these are gray suede with gray sparkles-love! The picture does them no justice.
What’s Row wearing? Matilda Jane Sugar and Spice Knot Top and Matilda Jane yellow chevron puffer