I think it’s safe to say that I could start out every post saying: “This Disney movie has always been one of my favorites.” But when it comes to The Little Mermaid, it’s more than true. I have always loved Ariel and the characters surrounding her. Although many have tried to ruin the love story for me (including the actual fairytale from Hans Christian Anderson), it still remains a favorite.
For our Little Mermaid day, we did it all: played outside, painted/crafted, and ate some yummy foods. It was magical. Let’s go in order.
First, I set up our water activity (water beads) since it takes a while to become magical. This was something I purchased for the day, but it lasted us past the confines of our Little Mermaid day and was 100% worth it! If you like sensory play for your littles, or have always wondered about water beads, I say go for it!
While this was marinating, we started their Little Mermaid paintings which also had a few steps involved. Painting an ocean background, painting Ariel, and putting it all together with some seashells we had on hand as well.
As the paint was drying, we enjoyed our movie earlier in the day along with our Under the Sea Mix and Mermaid Water. Easy snacks that were absolutely delicious.
After our movie, we finished the paintings before heading outside to enjoy the afternoon sunshine. The dragons loved the water beads set-up, and ended up playing in the sprinkler with their water guns and bubble machine as well.
What better time to enjoy some water play than on a Little Mermaid day, am I right? If the pool in our neighborhood had been open, you can bet we would’ve been there, too!
I loved the colors involved with our Little Mermaid day. All the blues and greens and purples and pinks… it just ended up being so fun and pretty!
Make sure to tag us when you do your Little Mermaid Disney Day.