Sweet Pea is 5 years old.
- Glow Sticks. (I found a tube of 15 bracelets in the Target Dollar spot for only $1 and Micheal’s Craft Store sells them like that too.)
- Bath tub.
- Run the bath water.
- Bend the sticks to start them glowing.
- Scatter the sticks into the bath tub.
- Turn off the light and invite your tot into the room.
Observations: Sweet Pea was delighted by this and played for a _long_ time in the bathtub. Among other things, she pretended that the glow sticks were fairies.
This probably wasn’t very educational or interactive with me, but it was a lot of fun for Sweet Pea. It was also super easy to set up and kept Sweet Pea entertained for a long time. I was able to sit in the bathroom and browse the web on my phone for at least 20 minutes. I will definitively be keeping some glow sticks around for days when she is feeling a little stir-crazy or when I just need a break.
I would highly recommend this for preschoolers and up.
Notes from the Trenches: Obviously, do not leave your tot unsupervised in the bathtub.
Rating: 2 Stars * (Fun, Easy)
Carnivals: This post is linked up to It’s Playtime @ Messy Kids.