Sunday, February 19, 2012

Indoor Ocean

 A while ago I read a some parenting advice that pops into my head when the kids are crabby; "If you have a crab put it in water." So both boys were having a crabby whiny day and wanted to go swimming at the beach. We live in Western New York and its February so going to the beach isn't an option.

 So I thought for a minute and grabbed the boys swimsuits. I told them to put on their suits we are going to the pretend ocean. They looked at me like mom has lost her mind. Then I started collecting ocean animal toys and filling the tub. I put a few drops of blue food coloring in the water. They got so excited.
 I grabbed some shaving cream and started sticking the animals to the wall.

 Then the boys wanted to see if we could stick bigger animals to the wall. I didn't really work but got them thinking and learning.
 I also added some bath paints.
They had tons of fun in our bath tub ocean.
So if you find yourself with a crabby kid it might be a good idea to put them in water!


  1. Did the blue food coloring stain them or the tub?

  2. I love this idea! My 4 year old loves taking baths lately and he takes them at all times of the day( a perk of being at home) and he has verbally told me, "Mommy, taking a bath really calms me and makes me feel better!" So I agree, put those crabby kiddos in the bath!

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