My son was being super...um...boy-ish on Tuesday right around the time I got home from errands and got my daughter settled in for a nap. I really needed to get the bathrooms cleaned, but it just wasn't happening. Sigh. What in the world could I do to keep him occupied?
Finally I threw him into the highchair and started rummaging....nope, nah, mmm, no.....SHAVING CREAM!
I squirted shaving cream all over the tray of the high chair and let him just go crazy in it while I cleaned the bathrooms.
He started to get bored part of the way through, so I threw in a rubber ducky for him to "bathe." He has had enough baths to know how it works. This was a great role play activity for him as well as a great sensory activity overall. He had a blast talking to his ducky about taking a bath. I kept popping my head in asking him had he made sure to wash the ducky's face, tail, etc. He would promptly scrub whatever duck part I mentioned.
When I got done with the bathroom, I threw him (and his ducky) in the tub, rinsed off the highchair tray and...TADA.....clean everything! By that time, he was shouting that the ducky was clean and he needed a towel.
We used daddy's shaving cream and came out smelling like a little man. If you try this with a girl...definitely use mommy's shaving cream. This would also be a blast to do and "hide" different treasures in the shaving cream clouds for them to find. Maybe next time.
Did you do this? Let me know about it.