What do you do when you are a mom of just little ones and it seems at 3 pm that night will take forever to come?
Get them into the bath and let them have some fun with bubbles!
When you have older kids, they walk in between 4 – 6p.m. and break up the long afternoons, providing lots of entertainment for your little one. But when it’s little ones and only little ones, and it’s cold and dark outside, winter afternoons seem to drag on forever.
Sure, you can buy bath toys and paints. But one of our favorite things to do is to make bubbles in the bath.
All you need is some shampoo or body wash (you’ll find a brand you love) and water. Yup, the items you’re already using!
Place a penny-sized drop of shampoo in your hand. Dunk it into some water and lather up your hand. Form a tight fist, then slowly open up your hand making sure there is a closed ring between the thumb and index finger so that a thin layer of “bubble” is visible. Start blowing!
You can also make a larger bubble by using two hands.
Overlap the two hands over your thumbs. Gently pull them apart, again making sure there is a closed triangle (as if you are the wand). Blow a bubble.
You can blow a few bubbles at a time and soap up as needed!
Notice those small hands? You can teach your kids how to do this! Once they can hold a pencil or color well, this is a great skill for them to learn. Younger than that? They just love popping the bubbles!