Bath time causes dramatically mixed emotions around here. There was a time when Loopy would fight me with every ounce of his being once the tub turned on. (This was one symptom that eventually led us to finding out he has SPD). But now that he gets regular therapy, bath time is seen as play time (for the most part!). I decided to make bath time EXTRA fun this week and surprised the boys with a “Lego Soup” they could bathe in!
The setup is simple. Grab some Legos. You know, the ones you’ve been stepping on, barefoot, all day! Break them up into individual pieces and toss them in the waiting tub. Most of the Legos stayed afloat, though after about 20 minutes, most had taken on enough water to sink.
(Pardon the picture, I wasn’t prepared for the impromptu blogging opportunity!)
The boys were delighted by having a new place to play with this classic toy. Loopy said, “I can build towers IN THE BATH TUB!?!” It was like we were doing something wildly extravagant!
I’d love to say we turned it into a learning activity full of counting, patterns and engineering. But we mostly just built boats to see which were tub worthy. (I know, I know! That’s engineering.)
Please use common sense, don’t leave young children alone anywhere near water. And keep small items away from children that are still mouthing.
Lumpy really loved scooping up Legos with a slotted spoon! But he’s always loved soup! 😉 Add Legos and he’s in heaven!
Word to the wise, use a strainer to fish the Legos out when you’re done. Let’s keep the plumbers out of this, shall we!
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