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Just Add Water | 12 Months of Themed Baths - Safari Ltd®

Just Add Water | 12 Months of Themed Baths

Just add water for a joyful mood boosting experience. Move beyond the mundane nightly bath by adding a little themed pizzaz!  As we know, bath time is a wonderful way to bond with your children and sneak in some unplugged, unstructured, creative play. In addition, water play is filled with sensational sensory opportunities, playful learning experiences, and organic STEM explorations.

We’ve brainstormed 12 fabulous Safarified monthly themed baths with some cool DIY recipes (scroll to end of blog for recipes) and additional fun bath supply ideas for you to create some fun family memories to last a lifetime.

 

January 

Polar Plunge

Kids will love to explore the arctic and immerse themselves in a world of frozen make believe during this delightful bath.

  • Styrofoam pieces
  • White Plastic Building Blocks
  • Ice Cubes or Ice Pieces
  • Cotton Balls or Pillow Stuffing
  • Shaving Cream
  • Bubble Bath
  • Clear Acrylic Cubes
  • White Foam Pieces
  • Foam Snowflakes
  • Clear or White Gems or Vase Fillers 

 

February

Lots of Love

This playful and luxurious bath will really get a kid’s heart pumping with excitement. Pamper your little love bugs with a special bath to shower them with love and fun.

  • Deliciously scented bubble bath
  • Hearts: jewels, foam, sponge, containers
  • Heart Bath Bombs
  • Heart projector
  • Water Proof Tea Light Candles
  • Fancy Containers for “Love Potions” (bubble bath, bath salts, etc)

March

Magical March

March is a month for magical fun. St. Patrick’s Day brings thoughts of Leprechauns, unicorns, fairies, mythical creatures, rainbows, and pots of gold. This bath with transport kids to a colorful fantasy land filled with fun and imagination.

Safari Ltd.:

  • Shamrocks: jewels, foam, sponges
  • Plastic Gold Coins
  • Plastic Rainbows
  • DIY Bath Paint

April

Spring has Sprung

Spring is the perfect time for an enchanting garden bath. Flowers, bugs, rain, and even “dirt” will make this bath tons of fun. Kids can “plant” and water flowers and playfully explore the watery garden.

  • Charcoal Soap or African Black Soap shavings as dirt or mud
  • Plastic black and brown beads as dirt
  • Shaving cream with brown food coloring as mud
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Artificial Plants
  • Plastic Vegetables and Fruits
  • Plastic Shovels or Spoons
  • Plastic Flower Pots
  • Watering Can or Spray Bottle 

May

 Exploring Rivers, Ponds, Lakes, and Creeks

Take your kids on a wild adventure with this refreshing bath theme. Many kids have experienced a fresh body of water in some form. This bath lets them revisit and explore many animals they may find in rivers, creeks, ponds, and lakes.

  • Green Foam pieces for Lily Pads
  • Pieces of Pool Noodles for Floating Logs, boats, or islands
  • Artificial Vines and Water Plants
  • Green Shaving Cream DIY Paint
  • Charcoal Soap or Black African Soap Shavings for “Dirt”
  • Green and Blue Gems
  • Bubble Bath
  • Nets
  • Pretend Fishing Pole 

June 

Adventures at Sea

Dive into a sea of fun! Your child can pretend to go on undersea diving adventures to discover ocean animals or find treasure. They can set up floating islands or seashores for exploring and imaginative play. Older kids can make boats out of Styrofoam, foil, popsicle sticks, etc.

 

July

Rockin’ in the USA

Get ready for an explosion of fun with this patriotic and festive bath! This bath celebrates all things USA! Break out the stars, stripes, and North American animals. Create “fireworks”  in the bath to amp up the fun and create a safe way to celebrate the 4th of July. These activities can also be moved outside to a kiddie pool during a 4th of July cookout or family BBQ. 

  • Foam Map Puzzle of the USA
  • Glow Sticks
  • Party Glasses
  • Strings of Plastic Red, White, and Blue Beads
  • Red, White, and Blue party décor/table toppers
  • Stars: Foam, gems, plastic, etc.
  • Fizzing Bath Bombs
  • Red, White, and Blue straws/plates/cups
  • DIY Water Fireworks https://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/water-fireworks/

 

August

Refreshing Rainforest

Venture into the vast layers of the rainforest with this lush bath. Your kids will have grand adventures amongst the trees with all of their animal friends.

  • Artificial vines
  • Artificial jungle leaves and tropical flowers
  • Rainforest sounds playing in the background
  • Leave the shower barely on to create a rain effect
  • Plastic trees 
  • Rocks

 

September

Down on the Farm

Yee Haw! Let your little farmers tend to animals and a vegetable patch in this delightful bath.

  • Plastic Fruits and Vegetables
  • Yellow Straw Bundles for “Hay”
  • Spoons for scooping
  • Mini toy shovels and buckets
  • Yellow, brown, and red plastic building blocks for barns, pens, or "food"
  • Charcoal Soap or Black African Soap Shavings for “Dirt”
  • Brown or black plastic beads for dirt
  • Easter grass
  • Plastic grass mats 
  • Shaving cream (leave white for snow or add brown liquid watercolor or food coloring for dirt/mud)
  • Waterproof toy tractors and trucks

 

October

Spooky Splashing

Monsters, skeletons, and spookiness galore in this haunted bath.

  • Glow Sticks
  • Cauldrons
  • Spoons for stirring and scooping
  • Fancy Plastic bottles and jars for “potions” (bubble bath, bath salts, etc)
  • Bubble Bath
  • Shaving Cream (can add green, red, or black liquid watercolor or food coloring)
  • Plastic Skulls
  • Plastic Eyeballs
  • Plastic Skeletons
  • Foam ghost to cling to shower walls
  • Fake spider webs and/or black netting to hang on curtain rod

 

November

DINOvember

This bath will bring tons of fun with all of your kiddos favorite prehistoric friends.

  • Artificial Vines and Plants
  • Rocks
  • Shaving Cream (can add liquid watercolor paint or food coloring for lava)
  • Plastic Building Blocks
  • Charcoal Soap or Black African Soap Shavings for “Dirt”

 

December

Jolly Holiday

Have a jolly good time by diving into a festive holiday bath! 

  • Plastic Bows of various sizes
  • Small Plastic Boxes
  • Plastic Ornaments
  • Plastic boxes to put items in as gifts
  • Plastic Candy Canes
  • Holiday Colored Foam, Gems, Plastic Blocks
  • Cotton balls or white pom poms as snow
  • Shaving cream for snow
  • Small Christmas tree(s) to decorate 
  • Foam Christmas Tree and Ornaments to stick to wall
  • *Use only fake lights in or near water. Electrical lights in water will cause electrocution

 

DIY Recipes

Shaving Cream Washable Puff Paint

Ingredients:

  • Shaving Cream (Sensitive Skin versions are available)
  • Liquid Watercolor Paint or Food Coloring

Directions:

  1. Add about 1 C of shaving cream into several separate containers (a muffin tin works great!)
  2. Add a few drops of liquid water color paint or food coloring to shaving cream

*Watercolor paint tends to be more vibrant and less likely to stain. 

*Immediate cleanup is recommended after bath time to prevent the possibility of staining on bathtub walls.

 

Bubble Bath Washable Bathtub Paint

Ingredients:

  • Bubble Bath (¼ C per color)
  • Water (1 TBSP per color)
  • Cornstarch (1 TBSP per color)
  • Liquid Watercolor Paints or Food Coloring

Directions:

  1. Pour ¼ C of bubble bath into container (1 container per color).
  2. Add 1 TBSP of water to the bubble bath and stir to combine.
  3. Add 1 TBSP of cornstarch to bubble bath/water mixture and stir. This mixture will appear to be a little foamy or bubbly.
  4. Add a couple of drops of Liquid Watercolor or Food Coloring.

*Watercolor paint tends to be more vibrant and less likely to stain. 

*Immediate cleanup is recommended after bath time to prevent the possibility of staining on bathtub walls.

 

DIY Floating Bath Play Tray

 Supplies:

  • Plastic Tray or Lid
  • Pool Noodles
  • Cutting Tool

Directions:

  1. Cut Pool Noodle length to fit each side of the Tray.
  2. Make a Slit along one side of each of the pool noodle pieces.
  3. Insert each tray edge into the cut slit of the corresponding pool noodle section.
  4. The tray should now float.

 

Additional Fun Bath Supply Ideas

 

  • Sponges and Sponge pieces/strips for building/floating/washing toys
  • Loofas and other body washing accessories
  • Bubble Bath
  • Bath Salts with various scents
  • Fizzy Bath Bombs
  • Shaving Cream
  • Different Colors of Soaps/Shampoos/Conditioners
  • Different Color Craft Foam Pieces
  • Plastic Building Blocks
  • Various plastic containers for filling and pouring
  • Pool Noodles cut into smaller pieces
  • Bubble Wands and/or Bubble Blowers
  • Glow Sticks
  • Window/bathtub markers or crayons
  • Funnels and PVC pipe pieces
  • Themed Window Clings
  • Ball pit balls
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Plastic Easter grass
  • Plastic bead necklaces (can be cut into smaller segments)
  • Rubber Gloves or Balloons filled with water (make small so that they do not pop easily)
  • Battery operated Holiday and themed projector lights or light necklaces

 

What are some fun ways that your family plays with Safari Ltd. toys during bath time or water play? We'd love to hear about other items you use in themed baths!

Wash, rinse, and repeat!

 

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