My kids love bath time. They love splashing and playing in the water, creating bubbles and popping them, filling cups, and pouring water. Playing with bath toys is a great way to build fine motor skills and dexterity. The great thing is that you don’t have to spend a dime on them, as you likely have many around your house already. There’s also a simple trick for storing them that will keep your bathroom from looking like a toy tornado hit it. Here are 14 bath toys from around the house, and a simple and clever way to store them.
1. Plastic funnel
2. Old sippy cups
3. Plastic bowls
4. Yogurt containers (cleaned)
5. Plastic measuring cups
6. Bulb-style baster
7. Spray bottles
8. Plastic soda bottles (cleaned) – add a few drops of soap, fill with water, cover and shake and you’re kids will have tons of fun bubbles to pour
9. Ketchup/squeeze bottles (cleaned)
10. Plastic colander
11. Slotted spoons
14. Frisbee – use it upside-down beneath a cup when pouring so any overflow goes into the Frisbee and not on the floor
An Easy Way to Store Bath Toys
You want your kids’ bath toys to drain and dry off after each bath. You also want them neat and organized. A simple way to do this is by using a plastic bucket with a few holes poked in the bottom. You can use an ice pick or sharp knife to carefully poke about 6 or 7 holes in the bottom of it. Put the bucket on the side of your tub, then after each bath rinse and put the toys in the bucket. The holes allow the water to drain, and the bucket keeps everything tidy. As an added bonus, the bucket can double as a basketball goal.