We want all of our families – those in attendance and those who are at home – to still be able to enjoy fun, educational activities with their children. This week, we wanted to focus on enjoying play at home with BUBBLES! Families can incorporate bubbles into many different curriculum aspects, including art, sensory and music and movement! Below are some fun activities families can enjoy right at home.
- Bubble Painting – Mix food coloring into the bubble solution. Let the children dip the bubble wands into different colors and blow the bubble onto the paper creating a process art.
- Rainbow Bubble Foam – In a sensory bin (large shallow bin will work), mix dish soap and water. Let the kids mix with a whisk to make bubbles. Add food coloring to add different rainbow colors.
- Bouncing Bubble – What you’ll need: 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of dish soap, 1 spoon of sugar, a pair of winter gloves, and a straw or bubble wand. Mix together the dish soap, sugar, and water. Let is sit for a few hours to help make the bubbles stronger. Put on your gloves and blow bubbles. The person with the gloves can let the bubbles land on their gloves and can bounce it up.
- Building with Bubbles – You’ll need Blocks, Legos, Toy People, etc. Mix water and dish soap to make bubbles. Scrap off the bubbles trying to avoid the water. Let the children use the toys while playing in the soap bubbles. This activity is easy, inexpensive, and it cleans their toys while they have fun.
- Giant Bubble Recipe – great if the weather is nice outside! What you’ll need: 12 cups of water, 1 cup of dish soap, 1 cup of corn flour, and 2 tablespoons of baking powder. Mix together in a large bucket. Let children take large wands or homemade wands and try to make large bubbles.
If you’re looking to enjoy bubbles outside in a more traditional way, try getting creative by using different types of wands:
- Pool noodle wand
- Clay or play dough wands
- Straw wand
- Geometric shape wands made by pipe cleaners
- Fly swatter wand
- Kitchen utensil wands
- Sock wands using a sock and empty water bottle
What bubble activity does your family enjoy the most?