Making a Halloween bath activity was absolutely the best.
We officially have a new October 1 tradition: making a Halloween bath. This was easy (check), I had all the supplies on hand (check check) and it made my little one so unbelievably Halloween excited.
And it took seconds to set up!
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What’s so magical about a Halloween bath?
Um, have you looked at these pictures? Just about everything was magical about this activity.
From the water to Halloween supplies in the tub with my son, this was just creepy crawling fun and not to be missed.
It was just the perfect morning activity.
Let’s talk about how easy the set up was:
First, my son and I went to the Halloween supply bin (yes, I have a box dedicated to Halloween activities supplies that I use every single year to make a little Halloween magic).
We pulled out spiders, cauldrons, pumpkins, and our candy pumpkin bin.
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I also grabbed the orange food coloring because I love a little color moment.
But will the food color ruin my tub?
It hasn’t ruined mine. Food coloring is water soluble and a few drops of color into all the bath water – we haven’t had any problems. Of course, I’m just some lady on the Internet so proceed with your own caution.
Here’s why this activity really was incredible:
My son took a bath with these Halloween supplies for almost 1 hour. That’s a whole hour I just got to sit and supervise and drink my coffee and relax a little.
Yes, relax a little.
I know, it sounds like such a luxury but that’s exactly what this Halloween bath activity gave to me.
A moment to sit and breathe (I call this sittervising and it was glorious).
Is there any learning in this activity?
There’s learning in all things early childhood!
First off: baths are a sensory activity for kids. It’s a full body sensory bin, but it’s still a sensory bin.
My son worked on a lot of dramatic play during this activity, and also his life skills (pouring the pumpkins and cauldrons back and forth).
We’ve decided this will be an annual tradition.
On the first day of October, we’ll make a Halloween bath to start the season off right. Doesn’t that sound magical for a little holiday fun right out of the gate?!
PS: We already have plans to do this at Christmas time and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.