Toddler Tuesday - Playing in Water

Posted By:  Stephanie

Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week has started off as a good one.  Can you believe we are SO close to the holidays?  I can't, this year went all to fast.

Yesterday I decided to take an idea that I found on Every Day Game Plan and put it into action with my girl.

First I got the largest bowl we have and put warm water in it with some dish soap.  I made it bubbly and then gave Little Lou her favorite kitchen items to play in the water.

Here she is checking out the bubbles.

She wasn't really sure about the bubbles so I tried to show her they weren't so bad by playing in the bubbles first.

That didn't work out so well.  Her favorite kitchen items ended up out of the bowl because...

she thought the bubbles were NOT COOL!

So I dumped out the bubbles and gave her some fresh water to work with.  She went for it.  At one point she was even trying to put her face in the bowl and rub water all over her face, silly girl.  Let me show you how much she enjoyed this activity...


I don't know about most kids, but I really thought she would enjoy playing in the bubbles.  Oh well, she loved this activity anyway without them.  After playing in the water for a long time, I needed to get other things done but she didn't agree with being "all done", so I dumped out the water, dried the bowl and turned it over to let her bang on it and make noise instead.  She was okay with that.

Now go get a bowl out momma, your little one(s) wants to play in the water!

What other ideas do you have for water activities?


  1. I've done this and my daughter loved it! She spilled water on the floor by accident and she took her cloth and cleaned it up by herself and proceeded to send me hints that I needed to stem mop because she crawled to other areas and wiped up scuff marks:) Your daughter was a happy and cute little camper!

  2. Awww...poor girl didn't like the bubbles. I thought they all liked bubbles too. Good to know :).

  3. @Latoya - So funny, when I was down there I was thinking the same thing about needing to mop!

    @Kristen - Seriously, I really did think she would like the bubbles, maybe ever kid but mine likes them?? At least she ended up being a happy girl with plain water.

  4. Such adorable faces!!! It's amazing how simple children really are. Just a plain cardboard box and they can play for hours! And apparently, a bowl a plain water and some kitchen tools! Very cute! I bet that cutie pie keeps you laughing all the time! Hi! New follower from Tuesday Friend Connect! I hope you'll stop by and follow back! :) Through the Eyes of a Tiger

  5. This such a good idea! I could've used it over the rainy weekend. It doesn't rain too much in SoCal so I was frantically thinking of ideas to entertain the Chitlin. I will have to save this idea for another rainy day! ;)

  6. Hello!
    It's always the simple things that the kids seem to really take to! The pictures of you little girl are adorable!
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  7. I once filled both sides of the sink up for my ladies with all kinds of gadgets and they LOVED it, but my floor and kiddos were soaked, so now we do these kinds of things outside

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  8. Awwww... your pictures are super adorable!

    I'm a new GFC follower stopping by from the Tuesday Friend Connect hop. I would love for you to stop by my blog,!

    Nice to meet you!

  9. LOVE the "Not Cool" picture. Kids are so funny sometimes. I'm following you back from the hop! -Christine at

  10. I'm so excited that you gave that a try! Lol, it cracks me up that she didn't like the bubbles. I really like the funnel and other tools you gave her. I never thought of that.:) Thanks so much for the shoutout.:)

  11. Thank you for the nice compliments on my sweet girls pictures!

    I had the same thoughts about the mess, I went into it prepared for water everywhere figuring I asked for it. She was surprisingly clean about her water play which was handy. Clean up was nice and easy for me!

    @Ana - Where we live we don't see a lot of sunny days so most of our activities are inside. I would LOVE to be outside more often!

    @Shiloh - You're welcome I was happy to do it! I'm just glad I found your blog and got this great idea from it. Thank you for visiting today!

    To the new followers, I will be coming to your blogs and following you too. Thank you for coming here today, we really appreciate it! We're looking forward to reading your blogs!

    Have a great night everyone!

  12. Hi! My 1.5 yr old loves water play! Of course she also does that mad face at times :)
    Found you via the hop and am your newest follower. I hope you'll come say hi and follow me back at

  13. Isn't that mad face so sad but oh so cute?

    We're following now, thank you for coming by!

  14. What a cute idea. My daughter didn't like bubbles for a while, but now she loves them.

  15. Hi, New Follower here. Great blog ya got! I look forward to seeing your future posts! Please stop by my page if you find the time! And Happy Blogging to ya!

    Ps.the baby is beautiful! I have two of my own :0)

  16. I wonder if she will grow into liking them too!

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