Preschool Fun: Bubbles!
Today we’re going to have some fun with bubbles! Don’t have any bubbles? No worries – we'll make some in the end!
Let’s start with some questions:
- Do you like blowing bubbles?
- Can you show me how you blow bubbles?
- Can you dance in the bubbles?
- What color are bubbles?
Now, let’s read a book!
Read any book you may have that mentions bubbles. If you don’t have one, try a digital title! We’ll also be making our own book at the end.
Let’s combine singing and counting and count those bubbles:
One little, two little, three little bubbles
Four little, five little, six little bubbles
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles
Ten little bubbles go pop, pop, pop, pop, pop
How about we try rhyming? Start the rhyme and see if your child can continue:
Bubbles in the air!
Bubbles in my hair!
(Rhyme examples: bubbles everywhere, bubbles over there, bubbles in your underwear!)
Watch Elmo, Abby, and Julia learn how to blow bubbles, relax with bubbles, and figure out how to best catch bubbles!
Let’s make our own bubble mixture and wand! Combine ¼ cup dish soap with ¾ cup water. Mix. Add 1 teaspoon sugar. Stir. Blow bubbles! (This mixture won’t be as good as your normal store-bought bubbles, but it’s fun to experiment!)
Now for the wand. Get a pipe cleaner and form it into a shape (with a handle on the end). Discuss the different shapes – Circle! Square! Triangle! Make up your own! Then, try dipping it into a bubble mixture to test it out!
Bubbles can make art, too! In a bowl, mix water, soap, and a bit of food coloring. Have your child put a straw into the mixture, stir, and then blow. Once the bubbles get high enough that they’re over the bowl, put a piece of paper on top to make bubble prints! Repeat with different colors.
Last, make your own bubble book!
- Staple papers together and have each page represent a different amount of bubbles.
- Write (or have your child write) “one bubble” on the first page, “two bubbles” on the second page, and so forth.
- Illustrate! Draw a circles for bubbles on each page.
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