15 Fun Bathtub Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Most toddlers and preschoolers require more or less frequent baths that they may or may not enjoy. But whether they like their regular bathtimes or not, these 15 Fun Bathtub Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers are great sensory activities for anyone in that age range (and possibly beyond) and can break up the routine in a delightful way. Some even teach important skills along the way!

Pinnable image: Use bathtime for simple activities that teach colors, letters, or are just plain fun: 15 Fun Bathtub Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you’d prefer more activities “on dry land” check out these:

But now without further ado, on to all kinds of fun bathtub activities!

 

Learning Colors with Rainbow Bears in the Bathtub

Toddler looking at a blue rainbow bear in the bathtub.

Bathtub Play with Foam Letters

Kids don't want to get into the bathtub? Make it more interesting and sneak in some literacy with this Bathtub Play with Foam Letters activity! My toddler loved it, and it works great for preschoolers, too!

Super Simple Bathtub Art and Introduction to Letters

Make bathtime more fun AND educational with this Super Simple Bathtub Art and Introduction to Letters activity, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Painting the Bathtub

Painting the bathtub for a different art experience and as a way to contain the mess.

 

Bubble Bath Bathtub Paint

Colorful Bathtub

Vibrant colorful bathtub - just add bubble bath and powdered food coloring!

Food Color Bathtub Painting

We did some food color bathtub painting - lots of room for pretty paintings, and a super-easy clean-up!

Glow Sticks in the Bathtub

Drop some glow sticks in the bathtub and turn off the lights - it looks awesome and is great fun!

Washing Away Foam Letters

Super simple non-messy sensory literacy activity in the bathtub: Washing Away Foam Letters, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Pool Noodle Bath by Mommy Evolution

Caps in the Bath by Happy Toddler Playtime

Bath Time Literacy: Frozen Letter Hunt Ice Fishing by What Do We Do All Day

DIY Bathtub Fishing Game by Artsy Momma

Quick Recycled Bath Time Sail Boats by Powerful Mothering

Edible (and Eatable) Bath Paint by Stay At Home Educator

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