Bathing Dolls – Water Sensory Play

This is such a great way to beat the summer heat. Bring the dolls outside and give them a bath. A fun, soapy sensory experience awaits.
Faithful Mess For Less readers might notice that my kids look a lot younger in these photos. No, I didn’t acquire some sort of time machine, but I did find these photos of my kids bathing dolls which we did BMFL (before Mess For Less). So prepare to get wet and have some fun bathing dolls with us!

You will need:

  • Dolls
  • Large plastic bin or container
  • Sponges
  • Bubble bath soap
  • Water

I love how simple it is to set up this bathing dolls activity. Simply fill your container with some bubble bath soap and water. Then add some sponges and dolls. We used both hard plastic dolls and dolls with softer bodies. The softer dolls took longer to dry but we left all the dolls in the sun for a day or so and they dried completely.

Washing dolls

The soap and water provided a great sensory play experience for my kids.

Giving dolls a bath

The kids got to practicing caring for their dolls as they got them soapy and rinsed them off. A watering can would be a great addition when bathing dolls since it will help to rinse off the soap.

Kids cleaning dolls

The kids got to reenact some of their bath time experiences.
Doll washing

My daughter experimented with washing her dolls hair. First she tried using a wet sponge to wash her hair. That didn’t work the way she’d hoped.

Bathing dolls

It worked a lot better when she dipped the dolls head in the bath and got her hair wet that way.
Water sensory play

The kids had so much fun bathing dolls that day. As an added bonus some pretty dirty dolls got all sparkly clean!

This is such a great way to beat the summer heat. Bring the dolls outside and give them a bath. A fun, soapy sensory experience awaits.

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Vicky

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