When my daughter was younger, I found that the only way to get anything done was to keep her busy…if even for a few minutes. Now that I have two littles…the need to keep them busy is even more necessary. I mean who else is going to feed these people!
Often I need to keep the kids busy while I’m trying to get dinner together, or put away dishes etc, so that means I have to keep the littles busy in the kitchen. I like to use the highchair to my advantage, because its plastic…and has straps!
This particular activity is nice because its good, CLEAN, fun 🙂
Using an empty water bottle and a sock will keep them busy…for a little bit at least. And hey….its soap and water…so it’s a great activity before or after a meal.
Carefully cut the bottom of an empty plastic water bottle, and fit a sock over the cut end. Next dampen the sock and then squirt some dish soap on the end with the sock.
Now blow into the mouth side of the water bottle…and watch the magic happen. The longer you blow the longer the bubble trail. My 5 year can blow the bubbles herself, but before that I would blow through the bottle creating a great big pile of bubbles.
I like to use a plastic cup filled about a 1/4 of the way to use as a bubble refill station. This way the kids can keep the fun going, without needing me 🙂
Even the baby was able to participate in the fun. And for those who worry about ingesting soap…I tasted it myself, and the subs produce a subtle soapy taste, and as long as you keep on eye on the littles, very little soap should be eaten. My 11 month old had a great time, and suffered no tummy troubles.