Bath time can be really fun or really stressful, depending on the day, your child’s exhaustion level, and a lot of other things. But overall, little kids love bath time, especially when they get to play and have fun splashing around. If you’re looking for some new ways to bring fun to bath time, look no further. We’ve put together a list of some less common bath time activities we think your toddlers will love.

The Popsicle Bath
This simple but game-changing idea can bring calm to a crazy bath time. Treat your kids to a popsicle during bath time. You won’t have to worry about cleaning up a sticky popsicle mess, and your kids will focus more on the popsicle than going wild in the tub. This allows them to relax more in the tub, and it can also help distract a child who is anxious during bath time.  Here are some yummy popsicle recipes if you want to make your own.

The Pom Pom Bath
If you already have a bag or two of pom poms in your playroom or craft cabinet, don’t waste anytime before trying this fun bath activity. Simply pour the pom poms into the bathtub, and let your child play away! You could also bring in some kitchen tools for your child to scoop up pom poms with. And the best part is, the poms poms quickly dry out so you can use them again!

The Playdough Soap Bath
Make a playdough that is a soap and activity in one! This playdough soap recipe is easy to make and fun for kids to play with. This just might become your kids’ favorite new way to clean up.

The Paint Yourself Bath
All you need to make bath paint is shaving cream, paint and dish soap. Your kids will have a blast using paint brushes or fingers to paint themselves. Adding dish soap to the paint makes for easier cleanup and a happy parent!

The Glow in the Dark Bath
What kid (or adult, for that matter!) doesn’t love bubble baths? Take an average bubble bath to the next level with these glow-in-the-dark bubbles.

Bath time can be fun for kids and parents alike; sometimes it just takes a little creativity. And don’t be afraid to think outside of the box, use whatever you have around the house for exciting bath activities. Ice cubes, dry or cooked pasta, measuring cups, toys, and sprinkles are just a few ordinary items that can make bath time a favorite part of the day.