Need an activity to keep your kids busy and entertained when you have to tend to the baby or to prepare lunch? Try this bubble blowing activity! Your kids will love building big, fluffy bubble towers, and you’ll love how quick and easy the activity is to set up and set up and clean up!
Is there a kid out there who doesn’t love bubbles? Whether the hooligans are blowing gigantic bubbles in the backyard or just messing around with a soapy water activity, they’re in their glory. Bubbles are fun and fascinating, and always keep the kids happily. Easy, inexpensive entertainment – gotta love it.
To set up your bubble blowing activity, you’ll need:
For your bubble blowing activity, you’ll need:
- cups or glasses (choose plastic if glass concerns you)
- drinking straws
- a few drops of liquid soap
- shallow pan to contain bubble over-flows
Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, simply put a small amount of water in each cup and add a few drops of dish soap.
Set the cups in your shallow pan, and hand out the drinking straws!
Before you begin, remind your children that they need to blow OUT and not suck IN, or they’ll wind up with a mouthful of soapy water. You can have your children practice this first, if need be, by blowing through the straw to move a tissue or pompom across the floor or table top. Of course, if you think your child is too young to grasp the concept of blowing out through the straw, this activity is best left until he or she is a little older.
Now that everyone’s clear on the blowing process, have ‘em stick those straws in their cups, and BLOW!
And of course, this is where the fun begins. First of all, the sound of all that gurgling and bubbling happening in the cups sounds great. Then of course, there are the bubbles! It’s so cool to watch how quickly they grow and expand, spilling over the edges of the cup. The more you blow, the bigger and higher the pile of bubbles becomes. We call them bubble towers. They’re pretty cool. They wobble and jiggle, and if you can get them tall enough, they eventually tip over. It’s fun to see who can blow the biggest bubble tower.
It’s fun too, to stick your fingers into the tower of bubbles to discover how wonderfully light and airy they are!
The last time I set the hooligans up with this bubble activity, they were at it for about a half an hour. I wonder how long your kids will stay with it for? If you’re looking for away to extend the bubble blowing activity, have a look at this post to see how you can create coloured art with your bubbles!
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