I have a confession to make…ever since giving birth to my daughter I have been stupidly excited about buying her first My Little Pony. In fact I’m kicking myself that I didn’t save any of my own. I remember spending many happy hours playing with them, brushing and plaiting their hair and making little jumps for them to go over. Anyway it seems My Little Ponies have moved on a lot since my childhood and they now come in a huge variety of different shapes and sizes. The little mini looked perfect to start her collection.
My daughter loves to play with water. It has a really soothing effect on her and it a great way to cool down with on a hot summer’s day. So I decided to combine my daughter’s love of water and her favourite My Little Ponies to set up a summer washing station activity.
My Little Washing Station
Setting up our Washing Station:
I filled a large container with warm water. I then added in a few drops of red food colouring to make our washing station look a little more interesting and a squirt of washing up liquid to make it all bubbly.
I set the container down inside of our tuff tray to help contain any spills (who was I trying to kid!) and placed a selection of her My Little Ponies beside the container along with a washing up sponge and pony hair brush. If you don’t have access to a tuff tray, then just set this activity up on a large towel or outdoors on the lawn would be even better.
I then introduced the activity to Bella and she got stuck right into it. First job was to plop each of her ponies into the bubbly washing station and then she plunged in her sponge and got washing!
My toddler certainly isn’t one to hold back in getting messy with any of our activities and before long she had covered herself, along with her ponies, in water and even managed to climb into the washing station at one point for a good splash.
She spent a good half an hour washing and brushing her My Little Pony mane’s before declaring that she wanted to go and get changed as “she was a bit wet mummy”. Completely soaked would have been a more accurate account. So I bundled her up into a big towel and took her off to get dried and changed.
I then left her ponies outside in the sunshine to dry off after their washing station adventure. I did give their manes a good comb through as well.
For more fun summer water play why not try mixing up some flower soup or cooling down with our Lego Ice Rescue activity
Thanks to Jaime for having us over to share one of our awesome summer activities with you. My name is Nicola and I am a busy mummy to two sons aged 5 and 7 and a little princess aged 3. My blog Crafty Kids at Home shares lots of fun arts, crafts and messy play ideas for kids aged 2-7 to do together.
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This is part of Awesome Summer Activities for Kids Series:
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