We watched Toy Story of Terror probably a 100 times around Halloween… and after Halloween. It’s pretty short so Elijah wanted to watch all of the Pixar Shorts that followed, his favorite being “Partysaurus Rex”. Which is a short about how Rex is the fun, party guy with all of the bath toys. It’s super cute, you should check it out.
But it gave me the idea to create a Partysaurus Rex tubby for the monkey. It was super easy and he loved it. Emmy loved it to, probably mostly because she loves taking tubbies and doing things that Eli loves.
Here’s what you need to have a super fun Partysaurus Rex tubby for your tiny humans:
- Glow Sticks. I had a bunch leftover from Halloween. Because I kept buying them to use Trick or Treating and then forgetting that I already had some. I got them at the Dollar Store.
- Bubbles. The more bubbles the better. We use Honest Company Bubble Bath. And I squirt so much in, for optimum glowy-party-bubbles.
- Color Changing Floating LED Pebbles. These are expensive on Amazon, I bought them on clearance at the end of the summer and paid less that $5 for the 2-pack.
- Fun Bath Toys. We love these BPA-free Nuby Stacking Bath Boats. Elijah loves to put his guys on them and float them around the tubby, and Emaline likes to practice her colors and dump water with them.
- Bath Crayons. These Bath Crayons, also from Nuby, are completely optional…and I would not recommend letting a toddler under 3 play with them…more on that in a minute.
Once you have all of your supplies gathered, turn on some techno music, turn down the lights, and let the Partysaurus Rex Tubby begin!
If you want to be super ridiculous, like I am, you can buy an LED shower head with the intention of making tubby time more Partysaurus Rex-like. In my defense, we needed a new shower head and this LED one was only a few dollars more that the other shower wand kind I was checking out.
Elijah loves when we make it really dark so the water is super glowy, but that makes it hard to actually bathe the children. So we usually turn the lights up to wash them and then turn them back down to let them enjoy the fun once they are properly clean.
I enjoy making normal tasks more of a fun adventure for my tiny humans, especially when it is so simple.
Now, here’s a lesson I learned after one particular tubby: follow the age suggestions on the packaging. Especially if it’s something like bath crayons. Emaline is constantly playing with toys that are for older kids. I think that is completely normal for a second child. And she usually does fine with them. But with the Bath Crayons, not so much.
I found this when I was getting a tubby ready one night:
Yep. That’s her bedroom wall. With Bath Crayon drawings all over it. She snuck the crayons out of the bathroom and went into her room. She’s the sneakiest.
It’s pretty hard to explain to a 21 month old why she is encouraged to draw on the shower walls with the Bath Crayons and pose for photos.
And then she gets a time out for doing the same thing on her own walls. So we now keep the bath crayons out of sight.
But, the great part is they washed off her bedroom walls super easily. With just a wet rag. So, way to go Nuby. Thanks for making your Bath Crayons actually easy to clean.
The Bath Crayons work best on white tile, and are great for color identification and inspiring your toddler to be creative. They are recommended for ages 3 and up, and based on our experience, I would definitely follow that recommendation.
The Stacking Bath Boats are great for all ages. The recommendation is for ages 9 months and up, but my 3.5 year old and 21 month old are both huge fans of toys that they can fill with water in the tub and then dump out.
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