Fun with Bubble Blowing

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Did you know that the second week in March is National Bubble Week?  Bubbles are a fun, cheap, and enjoyable activity for kids of all ages.  I am always amazed at how excited my students in speech therapy lessons are when I pull out the bubbles.  They are a great motivator for drill work and also encourage children to talk, take turns, and practice blowing.  My own kids love bubbles too.  In the long days of winter, they love to fill up the bathtub with bubbles and a bubble wand.  Here are some great ways to celebrate National Bubble Week with your kids. 

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Make Your Own Bubbles

There are many different recipes to create your own bubble solution.  I found the easiest recipe that requires no measuring.  

You Will Need

  • 1 gallon bucket 
  • Dawn dish detergent
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Bubble wands

Steps

1. Squirt Dawn soap into bucket. The more soap you put in the better the bubbles will be.  Pour food coloring in the soap if you would like colored bubbles.  A colored bubble solution is best for outdoor bubble blowing, as the food coloring will stain carpets, furniture, and clothing.

2.  Fill the bucket up with water.  Increase the water pressure as you fill it, to increase the bubble froth.   

3.  Give your child a bubble wand and have some fun!

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Bubble Painting

With colored bubble solution, hang a large piece of paper outside on a fence, between trees or on lay it on the ground.  Have your child create a picture by blowing the colored bubbles at the piece of paper.  This is a great activity to teach your child about colors and get a bit messy in the process.  For an indoor version of this activity, pour different colored bubble solution into cups and give your child a straw.  Show your child how to blow bubbles onto the paper.  (This version of the activity should not be done with younger children, who will likely drink the bubble solution.)   

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Human Bubble

Teach your child how to blow a bubble with their hands together in the shape of a circle.  For inspiration, check out all the different Youtube videos.  I love this little girl's bubble tricks.

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Blow the Biggest Bubble Ever!

Create a giant bubble wand with a few simple steps, or find a large bubble wand at a craft or department store. Teach your child about size concepts such as big/biggest, small/smallest, huge, giant, etc.

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Fun with Bubble Blowing

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's s ... More

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  1. mommy nhoj says:

    Baby is just love bubbles in her tub. Haven’t try to play blowing bubbles though.

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