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Splashing on a Cold Day…

by Andrea Updyke

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Here is another cool idea I stumbled upon somewhere on the Internet…I can’t remember where I saw it, but when I did I filed it away in my memory for future use. I like chilly weather, but I am not built for COLD. And lately it has been just that. We pretty much stay inside except to get from point A to point B, those points being heated buildings or cars. I don’t want Oscar to get bored though, so I am always on the lookout for fun things to do.

He loves bathtime and water in general so I pulled out his infant tub and put some towels down in the middle of the kitchen floor. We grabbed a few toys and got wet! I let Oscar go splash crazy and he loved it! I thought about stripping him down to his diaper but even inside it’s a little chilly so I left his shirt and pants on. He got soaked and cold after about 15 minutes, but what fun it was! I am sure that if we find ourselves in a particularly long afternoon stuck inside, this activity will be just the trick!

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Claire January 6, 2010 - 8:44 pm

hey andrea!
I just got this book called The Toddlers Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy… it is awesome and a great resource when you have no idea what to do on a cold day- or just any day for that matter! It mostly uses household items for play so it doesn't create lots of expense.

thought you might be interested!

Paige January 7, 2010 - 4:32 pm

He looks pretty excited about all that 🙂 Good job, mama.


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