It’s a Monday and I know many of us have been through a lot these past couple of weeks. That’s why I’ve chosen to share a super simple activity for the Activity of the Day series. All you need are some bubbles – grab some from your stash or look up how to make them at home using dish soap!
This activity is quite simple and only requires bubbles and a wand for lots of fun. If you don’t already have bubbles at home, you can make some from dish soap. Wands can be made from pipe cleaners or hangers as well.
- bubbles (or dish soap)
- bubble machine (optional)
- Set up bubbles in a bubble machine or bring out the wands.
- Let your kids blow bubbles and chase them around the yard. If you have little ones, you might need to blow bubbles for them.
Babies (under 1)
Babies will enjoy watching the bubbles float through the air. Sitting babies may try to pop the bubbles as they come near. Crawling and walking babies will have fun chasing the bubbles around.
Toddlers love bubbles (at least the ones I’ve been around). Blow the bubbles (or let them blow themselves) and watch them smile as they chase them around the yard. Blowing bubbles is great practice for making more complex sounds and words.
Preschoolers will enjoy blowing bubbles and seeing how big they can make them. They also enjoy chasing them around the yard. Talk to them about what they’re seeing and doing for some added vocabulary exposure.
Big Kids (6+)
This simple movement activity can become a science experiment for our big kids. Involve them in mixing the bubbles if you’re doing a homemade solution. Then, make predictions about the bubbles and see how far they can blow them. Talk to them about what conditions might be changing things (wind, no wind, inside, outside, etc).
This activity can be done outside or inside. I prefer to do it outside but you can also have fun inside. If you’re making bubbles and wands at home, there are plenty of recipes you can find through a simple google or Pinterest search.
This activity is a part of our Activity of the Day series. This series was created to help parents with activities to do during school closures due to the coronavirus. Check back every weekday for new activity that you can do with kids of all ages!