Preschool Bath Activities

Last Updated on April 19, 2023 by ellen

These preschool bath activities are a great way to make bath time fun for kids and parents alike. See how you can make your child’s bath more engaging.

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Preschool Bath Activities

Your child can have so much fun in the bath tub with a few of these activities for kids. Toddlers and bigger kids alike will have fun playing with a few items on this list.

So, how do you entertain your child in the bath? Keep reading for my tips!

How can I make my 4 year old bath time fun?

There are many ways you can make a bath fun for your preschooler. Let them play in the water with plastic soup ladles or use empty plastic spice jars and plastic cups.

Cute letters and shapes out of craft foam for educational bath activities. Kids love these bath activities.

Here are a few things they can take into the tub:

  • Water bottles
  • Glow sticks
  • Bubbles
  • Bathtub toys
  • A sponge
  • Ice cube (in the summer)

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Spray paint bubble bath

Get the directions right here for how to make this yourself.

Put the paint on the sides and bottom of the tub (make sure it’s completely dry first!) and let your child use their hands or even some sponge shapes to create

If you're looking for a bath bomb for kids, why not make these sprinkle bath bombs. Learn to make a sprinkle bath bomb to make tub time fun.

Bath bombs

The fun of bath bombs is not just in watching them fizzle, but also in making them! Gather supplies like baking soda, citric acid, and a few drops of food coloring to make some colorful bombs. Add some glitter or other decoration for a little extra dazzle in your bath bombs.

Find out how to make them here.

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

Toddler soap

Make fun soap in different shapes like these shark soaps to make bath time more fun. Use a rubber mold with soaps that are gentle on kids’ skin. Make them here.

You can make your own bubble bath that’s safe for children with this recipe. Or make homemade body wash instead.

Bath toys

No bath time is complete without some fun toys! Choose from floating boats, squirting animals, and even light up submarines. All of these will keep your child entertained for hours in the tub.

Playmobil Aqua is a new line of bath toys for your busy toddler. Little kids ages 1 1/2 to 4 will have great fun with these toys. Preschoolers can use their imagination in so many ways at bath time.

Playmobil preschool bath toys

 Water Slide with Sea AnimalsFind it here. The fish and figures zoom down the slide and into the water or bowl. Once everyone has had a turn, use the slotted scoop to retrieve the fish and figure before going again! 

Water Seasaw with BoatFind it here. Discover endless bathtime fun with the Water Seesaw with Boat. After an exciting ride on the boat, float over to the island and attach the boat using the mooring ring.

Water Wheel with Baby SharkFind it here. Ready for some splashing good times? With the Water Wheel with Baby Shark, bathtime fun reaches a whole new level. Simply attach the water wheel to the wall or side of the tub using the suction cup. 

I love that you can use the figures interchangeably. And, I trust the safety and quality of Playmobil toys. The chunky figures and animals are the perfect size for your toddlers hands.

You can even take the toys into the pool in the summer if you want to. Little ones will have fun with these toys for a long time.

Water proof books

Allow your child to bring a few of their favorite books into the bath tub. Waterproof covers make them easy to keep clean and dry.

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Bath crayons

Let your child express their creativity with special bathtub-safe crayons. These bath crayons come in a variety of colors, so there’s always something new to explore!

This is perfect for toddlers who want to create their own designs in the bathtub. There’s no mess since it all washes clean.

These preschool bath activities for younger kids can help make bath time fun and engaging for your little kids. With a few supplies, you can turn the routine of bathing into a stimulating experience with plenty of learning opportunities. And don’t forget to always supervise your child in the tub! Have fun!

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