Sunday, April 28, 2013

Play with Pool Noodles

Pool noodles are so fun!  There are TONS of ways to play with them OUT of the pool, and they are so inexpensive, making them a great toy for kids!  We have played with pool noodles in so many ways, and have many more pool noodle play times to come this Summer, too.  Here I have collected 20 FUN ways to use these noodles, some from us as well as some great ideas from others!

20 Ways to PLAY with Pool Noodles

Friday, April 19, 2013

Process Art and Learning

So much learning takes place while kids create and explore through art.  In today's post I will highlight the learning that takes place while Rosie and Jewel explore and create process art.

Learning through Process Art

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It is time for more wash & learn fun with In Lieu of Preschool, Train Up a Child, and Bath Activities for Kids.  This week the learning theme is art!  While there are tons of ways to add elements of learning into art, whether by painting numbers or stamping the alphabet,  I decided to

Thursday, April 18, 2013

For Mom- Homemade Facial Mask

In honor of Mother's Day we are continuing with a very special week here on Bath Activities for Kids all about mom!   We have been sharing things for mom to enjoy all week long beginning with an amazing detox bath recipe followed by three fabulous homemade body scrubs.  Today I am sharing my very favorite homemade facial mask.

Homemade Facial Mask
homemade facial mask

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

For Mom- Body Scrub Recipes

Welcome back to a very special week here on Bath Activities for Kids!  In case you missed it yesterday, this week is all about mom!  In honor of Mother's Day we will be sharing relaxing tips, bath and beauty recipes, and other spa treatments perfect for mom.  I started the week off by sharing my favorite detox bath , and today the fun for mom continues with a few of my favorite homemade body scrub recipes.

For Mom- Body Scrub Recipes
Body Scrub Recipes

Monday, April 15, 2013

For Mom- Detox Bath Recipe

This week on Bath Activities for Kids we are going to be doing something very different.  In honor of Mother's Day this week is all about mom.   Each day we will share a bath, beauty recipe, spa treatment, or some other relaxing activity perfect for mom.  It is important for us to take time for ourselves after all and Mother's day is a great time to do exactly that (if any dads are reading, the things being shared this week would make perfect Mother's Day gifts or surprises- hint hint)   I am kicking off this special week with one of my favorite baths- a detox bath.

For Mom- Detox Bath Recipe
detox bath recipe

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bath Games with Pool Noodles

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Basketball, Color Noodle Toss, and More!

Today we are sharing another fun game using pool noodles.  For today's game, we made ball hoops using pool noodles and tape.  Any strong adhesive tape will work.  All you have to do is form the noodle into a circle and tape it tightly.  Then use a little tape to secure your hoop to the wall.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kool-aid Science for Kids

We have shared quite a few kool-aid Science activities for kids, but today's is one of our favorites!

Color Mixing Kool-aid Science

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Rosie LOVES Science, and it is no surprise as it is TONS of fun when approached in a playful way.  This week we are sharing one of our favorite activities- color mixing with kool-aid eruptions.   All you need for this activity is kool-aid packets in varying colors,  baking soda, and vinegar.

science for kids

To make our erupting color science we filled a tray with baking soda.  Then we added two different kool-aid colors on top, using different colors for each concoction.  Be sure to have the two colors overlap a little in the middle.


Once the baking soda and kool-aid were laid out the girls would pour vinegar onto the tray to see color mixing science right before their eyes

kool-aid science for kids

Red + blue mixed to make purple

I loved how the girls could see both colors separately, and also see them coming together to make the mixed color.  I think this is a great way to teach the concept of color mixing to small children!

Red + Yellow mixed to make Orange

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kool-aid science for kids

Blue + yellow mixed to make green

science for kids

After we explored color mixing we made a kool-aid rainbow similar to the magic appearing rainbow we shared before.


This was the girls favorite kool-aid eruption of course!

The girls continued to mix, concoct, play and explore long after the color mixing lesson was over

kool-aid science for kids

Kool-aid eruptions really are a favorite here!  This is a great go-to activity any day the kids are in need of some quick fun.  It is frugal and kids never tire of the amazingly colorful and scented eruptions!

Some other Kool-aid Fun we have shared:

Kool-aidKool-aid play

Kool-aid Color Mixing 
Science Experiment for Kids

Friday, April 5, 2013

Balloon Experiments for Kids

What kid doesn't love balloons?  Combine them with a few simple Science experiments to create ULTIMATE balloon Science fun!

Balloon Experiments for Kids
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It's time for more Wash and Learn FUN with Train Up a ChildIn Lieu of Preschool, and Bath Activities for Kids.  When you make Science fun kids just can't get enough if it, so we went with a Science theme again this week!  This week I set up a balloon experiments bath with 5 fun experiments!  These balloon experiments have

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Wheels on the Bus Bath

I transformed our bath into a bus the other day for a fun, The Wheels on the Bus themed bath.  Both my girls love that song and LOVED this fun bath!  Right after I had the tub transformed my camera died so I only caught a few shots.  I was totally bummed but still wanted to share this fun bath activity with you and feel the couple photos I did get are enough to illustrate the idea.

The Wheels on the Bus - Bath Turned Bus

The Wheels on the Bus