Moroccan Mint Tea

If you hadn’t try the Moroccan Mint Tea yet! You have to try it right now! You don’t know what you are missing. It will cool you down after a long day with the kids ;)


Make Bathtub Paint

I love it when my kids get messy and enjoy their time without worring about anything else, i think it helps them build self-confidence, increase their creativity level and collect as many happy memories as they can so when they grow up just remembering these moments would make them smile :)

I'm glad that i found a list of helpfull activities for preschooler that i will post them for you after having the thumbs up from my kids.

What You Need:

1/3 cup baby shampoo per paint color
1 tablespoon cornstarch per paint color
Food coloring
Measuring cups, tablespoon, and stirring spoon
Plastic cups
Cotton swabs (optional, for use as paint “brushes”)

What You Do:

Have your child measure out and pour the baby shampoo into a plastic cup.

Next, ask him to add the cornstarch into the same cup and stir until the ingredients are mixed.

Help him carefully squeeze two drops of food coloring into the shampoo mixture and stir again.

Discuss with him the science behind what happened to the mixture when he added the cornstarch. Cornstarch caused the shampoo to thicken up, which helps it stick to smooth surfaces (like a bathtub) better.

Repeat steps 1-3 three more times to create other colors of paint. Place each color in its own plastic cup.

This is a great opportunity to talk about color mixing with your child. Show him how you can mix primary colors together to create new colors.

During bath time, encourage him to paint on the walls of the bathtub using his new paints. He can fingerpaint, or use the cotton swabs as paint “brushes.” Be sure to supervise while he paints so he doesn't get paint in his eyes, which can sting.

When bath time is over, help him clean the walls of the bathtub with a washcloth. This activity gives you clean tub walls and a clean child!

By Beth Levin
Beth Levin has an M.A. in Curriculum and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has written educational activities for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Renaissance Learning publishers. She has a substitute teaching credential for grades K-12 in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.