I forgot how trying and time consuming this whole Kuwait documentation process is… We’re currently in the throws of police clearances, medical tests, notarizations, and phone calls, which isn’t all that fun. Add in a very busy, wanting-to-be-on-the-go toddler, and it’s that much more difficult. Today, between Embassy calls and trips to the police station and medical lab, I pulled out one of my favourite tried and true ways to keep Miss G happily engaged while we got a few things done – a sink full of water. It’s a super simple invitation to play and is a hit every single time. Today it involved a couple of drops of blue/green food colouring, a couple of rocks, some glass gems, and a bowl of plastic creepy crawlies. That’s it. We set it up together, she pulled her little Ikea stool up to the bathroom sink, and the play began.
The best part is that it’s not at all limited to a bug swamp. In fact, the possibilities are endless! Here are a few of our favourite sink play ideas…
1. Baby bath – Grab a plastic doll, a wash cloth and/or sponge, some watered down shampoo or bubble bath,and a small towel and the baby doll will be cleaner than ever. For extra fun, add in a toothbrush and hairbrush for when bath time is done.
2. Ocean – Add a couple of drops of blue food colouring to the water, then add some rocks, seashells, driftwood pieces and plastic ocean creatures. Instant fun!
3. Floating building station – Place several pool noodle pieces (sliced about an inch thick) in the sink and let your little one experiment with building floating structures – towers, pyramids, ‘trains’ – anything goes!