The other night, I removed all the bath toys from the tub and gave the boys some sticks and a few wooden blocks from our homemade collection. It was a huge hit! Since wood floats easily, the blocks made great rafts for little toy animals.
Gresham and Owen played and pretended until the water was cold and we had to add some warm water for washing!
We cleaned the sticks ahead of time so that they would not leave dirt in the tub. If you live near trees that have bark that comes off in big, flat pieces (we don’t), I think that bark would make great boats for the tub as well!