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Friday, December 23, 2011

Bathroom sink turned sensory "box"

We use the bathroom/kitchen sink often as a sensory "box".  This is great when I am trying to give my oldest a bath and my middle child wants to play with me... or vice versa.  I can be present with both of them while still keeping it fun!  Who knew you can have so much fun in a bathroom.  :-)  

This is a great solution for a shower for mommy as well!  :-D  I have 3 girls that often do not nap at the same time.  My 22M old loves giving her animals a "shower" while I take a quick shower myself.  

Lastly, this also works great at the kitchen sink while you are cooking dinner.  

Here are a few things we play with in the sink.  Clean up is a breeze!  


Colored bubble bath for their animals... their favorite one by far.  

Ice cubes and liquid watercolors. 

Rubber ducks and boats

Water balloons.  My oldest loves sliding these on the countertop.  

Water beads.  
Just make sure these don't go down the drain!  They love scooping them out of the water.  


  1. what are water beads? where did you find those? I love this idea! Great rainy/snowy day play too :)Thanks!!

    1. you can get them at hobby lobby, you have to soak them over night but they last a while and they are super cheap!

  2. This is a great idea! I'm a shower mom and totally don't get one every day. Sigh. I'm using this idea tomorrow!!!

  3. Water beads are found at walmart, they are balls that soak up water, often for plants. Will be near the fake flowers section.

  4. http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/2011/06/water-beads.html

  5. I use the "give your animals a shower" trick to get a shower myself. :) I love all your other ideas as well! I'll have to try some of these.

  6. Love this idea! I've done ice cubes and food coloring as well as let my boy play with bath toys in bowls but I will keep this in mind for when he is older! Gotta have those ideas for when Mommy needs a shower :)

  7. what are the yellow beads? in the top yellow picture? thanks for the great ideas!

  8. What type of stepstool do you have for the girls?


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