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My oldest asked to play with water balloons today.  Since it was a little bit on the chilly side I told her we could make some for bath time tonight.  She LOVED this!  I filled most of them with water and a few with just air.  I also placed some color bath tablets in a couple white balloons.  
She loved floating on these.  The bath water was pretty warm and the balloons were filled with cold water.  Great sensory play!   
White balloons with color in them.  
You do not have to add this element in.  My daughter completely enjoyed just having the balloons in the bath.  
She chose to use scissors to pop the balloons, but you can use whatever.  I also have COMPLETE TRUST in my daughter with the scissors.  Only do what you are comfortable with.  
When the balloon popped it was a big explosion of color!  :-)  

“Let’s see if this one has color in it!  It does!!!!  It’s blue!!!”

“Whooooaaaaa, look at that one!  There wasn’t any color.”
“Look, the water is purple now!”

“Let’s pop some more!  I wonder if this one has color??”

This will probably be my last blog post for awhile.  I will continue to check up on Facebook, but probably won’t have time for blog posts.  I am scheduled to have my C-Section next week!  Looking forward to adding some infant fun to the mix.  :-)   Happy playing!  
My youngest (20 Months) enjoying her bath the next night.  She did not want to have anything to do with it the first night!  
RL  

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31 Responses to Water Balloon Bath

  1. Linda O. says:

    i just started following your blog and i love the ideas. i teach pre k at a developmental school, but also have my own 4 year old at home that i love to try everything out on first :-) .
    i am also have a c section next week (if all goes according to plan) so feel super excited to see all that i can learn for new baby too.
    good luck with everything!!!
    linda

  2. I just started following your blog as well and I love this idea (and pretty much every other idea you’ve blogged! E and I will definitely do this – as soon as his dad gets back from his business trip. I know he will not want to miss out on something this cool.
    Best of luck with the upcoming birth!

  3. Anna says:

    Thinking of you as you go in for your C-Section…it will be one VERY lucky baby that is born to a very creative and loving mum! Take care of yourself. Looking forward to your blogs and seeing pics of your newborn!

  4. Thanks for all you’ve been doing with this page, it’s been a total inspiration to me! Thinking of you and hoping everything goes smoothly next week and you have a wonderful babymoon with your new addition!

  5. Siobhan says:

    I am REALLY enjoying your blog! Wishing you all the best for the birth of your baby, having 2 really is a blessing. I am off to buy balloons for a bit of afternoon fun with my two now (one is almost 3 the other 10 months, a handful!)
    Lots of love xxx

  6. Jessica says:

    Good luck with your c-section.

    Your blog has been an amazing help to me. My son (age 2) is blind so I am always looking for cool activities we can do and I have tried a lot of yours. I have shared them on my site too (while crediting your site) so they are helping tons of other blind/visually impaired children.

    Thanks so much!
    Jessica
    http://thomasmarshalldoesitall.blogspot.com

  7. Teresa says:

    congratulations! wishes for a safe and uneventful delivery. thank you so much for all you do on this blog and the facebook group. it has really transformed the way i am present with my son. blessings!

  8. Deb says:

    Congrats on your new arrival! Is this food coloring in the balloons? Does it stain the tub? Love your blog— I am just getting my feet wet and trying to create a more playful learning environment for my kids.

  9. Mary B. says:

    I just saw this post via Pinterst and I just wanted to tell you that my eye was flinching the whole time anticipating the balloons popping! HAHA.

    We’ll have to try this out when my son is a bit older! :)

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