Bathtub Play with Foam Letters

About a month ago, I told you all about N’s super simple Bathtub Art and Introduction to Letters activity. Doing bathtub activities is really making a difference in his willingness to get in the bathtub every day, and he currently just loves playing with letters and listening to me talk about them.

This Bathtub Play with Foam Letters was clearly right up his alley!

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!

(N was 2 years and 1 month old.)

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Materials for Bathtub Play with Foam Letters

  • Foam letters. {Ours came from a dollar store puzzle, but use whatever you have on hand. Letters from a playmat like this one will work great, too! There are also stickers you could use.}
  • Bubble bath (optional but fun).
  • Bowl (optional).

 

Once again, this is a super simple activity that you can set up in seconds.

N couldn’t wait until he got into the bathtub before he started pulling the letters from the puzzle.

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!

Once he’d made it into the water, he held each letter under the running water

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!

before holding it up for me to tell him the letter name and sound.

Next, I encouraged him to fish the letters out of the water with a bowl. Again, we talked about whatever letters he ended up with.

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!

The best part, though, came when he realized that he could stick the letters to the side of the tub. He LOVED this.

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!

Although just maybe, he loved taking them off and throwing them into the bowl even more 😀

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!

We were both so happy with this super simple activity 🙂

Oh, and when we were done, N insisted on putting the letters back into the puzzle. Under water!

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!

 

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