DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Nuby. As a Nuby Parent Blogger, I received these products in exchange for my 100% honest review.
During the month of April, the Rainy Day Blues tend to kick in over here, thanks to the frequent rain. All the rainy days are hard to deal with, but it's especially difficult for Liam and Lily, who just want to spend their time outdoors. If you have kids, then you know that cabin fever is legit!!!
I'm always trying to come up with new crafts and activities to keep my kids busy, but sometimes I just don't want to set up another rainy day activity. Like many moms, I often overlook the simplest way to keep them entertained, and it's something that everybody has in their home: The bathtub!
Putting on a swimsuit and taking a bath in the middle of the day can make this ordinary everyday task seem so different and so much more fun!
Toss in a few fun toys, grab a book (or a device to watch Netflix), and sit back and relax while your child plays. If your kids are anything like mine, this activity will give you a full hour of relaxation! An hour of not hearing, "I'm bored!" over and over again is an amazing thing!
Mom-Approved Ways To Make Rainy Day Bathtime A Blast:
Put on a swimsuit!
There's just something about wearing a swimsuit that makes this ordinary task seem more fun. It doesn't compare to a day at the pool, but it's still really exciting!
Mix in some color!
Changing the color of the bath water is so much fun! Add one color changing tablet to the bath water, or mix two for a simple lesson in color mixing!
Add some bubbles!
Bubble bath always makes bathtime more fun! Bonus points for blowing bubbles in the tub, too!
Toss in fun bath toys!
Liam has two new favorites!
The Nuby Splash 'N Catch Bathtime Fishing Set is a versatile, BPA Free bath toy. The four colorful characters can be linked together, or the net can be used to scoop up the sea characters. Liam loves this toy, and I love how it helps Liam strengthen his fine motor skills by scooping and linking!
The Nuby Octopus Hoopla is such a fun toy! It's a toy and a game in one. The adorable octopus floats in the water, and the three included floating rings can be tossed onto the arms. This toy is also BPA Free and is perfect for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! It gets this special needs mama's vote of approval!
Give them washable paint and a paintbrush!
Let them color with bath crayons!
Just like paint, bath crayons are always a hit! (Guess what? Even my tweens, Dylan and Lexie, use them!)
Add some sprinkler action!
Most kids love spray parks and sprinklers, so bring the fun to the tub! Although we used a favorite new Nuby product, turning on the shower will add to the fun. (Check back next week to see this beloved Nuby product in action!)
The next time the rainy day blues hit your family, send your kids to the tub! An hour of splashing may be exactly what you all need to turn the day around. After all, happy kids = happy mama!
Want to win a fun Nuby bath toy for your child? I have one bath toy up for grabs for one of my readers! Winner gets to choose Octopus Hoopla or Splash N' Catch. (*Open to US residents only. Giveaway will end on May 5th at 12:01 AM EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified the following day.)
* Leave a comment telling me which toy you would choose if you won.
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