Dinosaur Bath? Why NOT!
That’s basically how this activity happened. My daughter (3.5) and youngest (25 months old) announced that the dinosaurs were dirty and needed a bath. This was around 8:47 am. By 8:52 am, we had a full on dinosaur bath… in our kitchen… in our pajamas.
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Why did the dinosaurs need a bath?
First of all – that sounds like the start of a joke.
Second of all – I have no idea! But this was really important to the two of them and when something is that important just say yes.
Say yes to the water on the kitchen floor.
Say yes to all this happening in pajamas.
Say yes to the dinosaurs being cleaned for the first time in years.
It’s easy to say no, but more fun to say yes
In my “activity experience”, when kids come up with the idea – the buy in for the activity is way higher.
That means that my kids will play longer.
This activity ended up going on for 30+ minutes, followed by another solid 30+ minutes of dinosaur playtime.
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How did we set this up?
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- Storage container (or use the bath tub!)
- Tear free bubble bath
- Scrubby brushes
In less than 5 minutes, you can have a dinosaur bath set up for your kids!
What if you don’t have dinosaurs?
Make do with what you have!
We’ve done a toy wash before.
We’ve done an apple bath and a pumpkin bath.
We’ve even gotten our trucks muddy and done a bath second!
The possibilities are endless.
Was there a mess?
OF COURSE THERE WAS. But it was soapy water which means my floor actually came out ahead here. It was definitely cleaner by the end.
If you are really scared of the water mess, make this a bath time activity. I love a good bath time activity!
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Don’t forget to say YES!
Kids come up with the best ideas and all we adults have to do is listen and say yes.
You don’t always have to say yes – but it sure makes like more fun to say it and make it happen!
Will you say yes to a dinosaur bath?
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