This easy bubble sensory activity has been a life saver for this tired mama. I feel like I haven’t been putting in enough effort to plan activities for Wyatt since his baby brother was born. Mom guilt – the struggle is real. A little too much tv during Lincoln’s round the clock cluster feeds, not enough engagement, and not enough chances to expel his energy. Suddenly we were faced with an overtired toddler going through a major nap sleep regression and as well as breastfeeding newborn in a growth spurt.
My sister gifted us this super fun pirate-themed sensory and water table for Christmas. Even empty without sand or water, Wyatt has had an absolute blast playing with all the components of the table itself. I always say an engaged child is a happy child (and happy mama.). This sensory table is perfect to encourage more independent solo play, but there is also plenty of room for about four toddlers to comfortably play together at a time.
I wanted to put something in the table but didn’t want anything that was going to be a safety hazard. And let’s be honest, the less mess the better. A friend told me about kinetic sand which I ordered from Amazon Prime. It’s better than regular sand for indoor play thanks to its texture. In the meantime, I put together this easy bubble sensory activity.
Simply put a few tablespoons of Honest bubble bath into a large bowl. I love this bubble bath for two reasons. First, it makes big foamy bubbles. Second, it has a very low toxicity score on my Think Dirty app. Put your sink faucet on the spray setting and fill the bowl. The spray setting makes better foamy bubbles than simply running the water. To set up this easy bubble sensory activity, simply skim the bubbles off and place them in the sensory table. Dump the water that’s left behind. Literally, that is it for HOURS of fun. Long after the bubbles dissipated he was still playing!