Finny and Cian both love any kind of sensory play, but a themed bath is right up there. Having enjoyed ‘Slime Baff’ plays before, they were keen to try a ‘Gelli Baff’.


  • Zimpli Kids orange ‘Gelli Baff’
  • Animals


They chose an orange ‘Gelli Baff’, so decided that their bath could be set in Africa.

Cian started off with one of his favourite animals. the camel. He sang the song, “Walk like a camel”, finishing with his eating camel impression.

Finny sang the song “Dance with the elephants”.

Then they compared their best elephant sounds.

“Ba ba baboon, ba ba baboon”

“You’ve gotta love a lion”

They played for well over an hour with just the camel, elephant, baboon and lion.

There was lots of singing, but best of all were the huge smiles.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Personal, social and emotional development

ELG 08 – Making relationships:

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.