Soothing Eucalyptus Rain Forest Bath
To create this bath, I first painted a jungle scene on the bathroom wall using washable tempera paint. I did this earlier in the day during nap so that it would be dry for bath time . This only took me a few moments, and washed right off after bath, If you are nervous, perhaps test a small drop of paint on your own wall before drawing an elaborate scene.
I colored the water green using food coloring and scented it with eucalyptus essential oil This scent was perfect for the jungle theme. Not only that but Rosie had a bit of a cold and the eucalyptus really helped open up her airways. I then added artificial tropical flowers and pieces of palm. I also added a strainer so that Rosie could make it rain
The food coloring does not stain the bath or skin when used in this way
Then I collected some of her favorite Dora the Explorer toys. I hung a map on the wall to act as an extension to the map on the show. I also really thought the map would further tap into her imagination. It definitely did!
|Looking for tall mountain|
Rosie had a blast creating her own little story as she played in the "rain forest"
Once the bath play was over, this play scene only led to another fun play activity. The cleaning up!
Toddlers just love soapy sponge play, as illustrated in our giant sponge sensory play. Rosie had so much fun helping mommy wash our forest scene from the wall. As I said before, the tempera paint washed off very easily - however you may want to test a spot of your own wall to be sure you have the same result.
Rosie is at such a magical age. I want to make the most of this imaginative time in her childhood as it goes so quickly. What a fun and special way to bring her favorite show to life.
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