Me and Safia often sing the Zoom Zoom song which always results in mega giggles as I throw her in the air and catch, this is the song if your interested – http://englishplaynow.com/node/11 Anyway I’m off on a ramble again, but this was a song that provided inspiration for our next themed bath. We sang the song and zoomed off to space without ever leaving our home.
This was our Space Bath, sorry some pictures are a bit blurry
To make this bath, first I badly drew some pictures on card :-), ie Rocket, Stars, Aliens, Moon. The moon was made with a circle of orange card and I stuck cherios on it to make craters (will be a nice activity again for Safia to do when she’s older). Next I added a small amount of of green food colouring to her water (we had a real bath after to clean up). Now the special bit, I used hubby’s chem light sticks, these are designed to be used under water, they are basically glow sticks you can get them from most party shops and even some supermarkets, I put these around the bath and a few loose in the water, I also put a few in empty plastic coke bottles.
If you do try this bath at home, do be careful not to let baby chew on the glow sticks, and do not be tempted to cut into the glowsticks and add the liquid to water as even the non toxic ones are firstly not going to be great for babies skin and a lot of them also contain glass 😦 but as long as you keep an eye on your baby they are perfectly safe to use and if concerned pop them in a bottle or container so they still get the glow experience 🙂
This bath was certainly the most fun bath we have done so far, Safia loved bashing the side of the bathtub with the glow sticks and chasing them about in water, there’s lots more themes and ideas I want to try out so keep checking back as I’m aiming to do one at least once a month – also in August I plan on having a special 1st birthday bath so look out for that one 🙂 x