The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
My two littlest girls had quite a grumpy morning one day this past summer. The usual games, songs, and stories weren’t soothing or cheering them up. So, we headed outdoors, normally the perfect cure for a bad mood, but even that didn’t seem to brighten up my two little grouches.
Until I added some water into the mix.
So, today’s unplugged play idea is an oldie but a goodie from the archives: bathing baby dolls.
Water play: a baby doll bath
I set up a simple scene with plastic bowls, sponges, and small cups and a few kitchen towels. Then I instructed the girls to wash their baby dolls (making sure the dolls I gave them for this job were all plastic and could tolerate water).
It was simple, but perfect for chasing away a grumpy day, and we’ve played wash the babies (and rocks, cars, dishes,popsicle sticks, etc.) quite a few times since. If the weather is not cooperating for outside dolly bathing, why not in your bathtub indoors?
Have you noticed that I’m a bit behind on my 31 Days of Unplugged Play series? Real life keeps getting in the way of blogging, but that certainly isn’t something I’m complaining about!
I promise to keep going until I have 31 days of unplugged play ideas shared with you if you guys don’t mind having to be just a little bit patient with me (and don’t mind if the series runs a few days into early November).
Just joining us? Find 31 Days of Unplugged Play here.