{Pretend Play} Opening Christmas Presents!

Today I am thrilled to be guest posting on Bath Activities for Kids!  Head over there now to check out my full post: Twas the Night Before Christmas Bath!  It is definitely our most fun and interactive bath time yet!  Go now!

Pretend Play Open Christmas Presents

Here’s just one of the many exciting activities that made up our Twas the Night Before Christmas Shower: opening Christmas presents!  This is a fun pretend game that can be set up in the bath or shower, on a window, the refrigerator, a whiteboard, or any other surface that can be wet a little!

Foam Christmas Present opening in the shower

Materials Needed:
* Foam sheets
* Permanent Marker
* Water

Set up is super simple!  Use foam sheets and a permanent marker to create gift boxes, bows, and a “gift” to go in the box.  Our gifts were stars and the kids LOVED them.

star girl

star present for Christmas

By wetting the foam, it magically sticks to surfaces.  Simply layer the box and bow on top of the “gift”.  

Twas the Night Before Christmas Bath Shower for Kids

My kids had a blast “unwrapping” their presents and finding the surprise.  But it didn’t stop there!  They continued to wrap and rewrap presents for themselves and for each other.

Christmas bow boy

Opening Christmas presents was a big hit and encouraged a LOT of pretend play!

Be sure to head over to read my WHOLE post now because it is LOADED with TONS of simple & fun Christmas play ideas!

Twas the Night Before Christmas A Step-into-the-Story Shower

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • This is amazing!! I love this shower/bath. You are very creative.

  • You are such a clever mumma! Totally copying this 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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