Bubbles are so magical and so easy to use to inspire exploration. For many kids and parents, though, we work really hard to limit the “mess” of bubble play. We make sure that kids do not spill the bubble juice and that they don’t (gasp) put the wand too close to their lips. As a result, lots of kids do not get to play with bubbles free of adult oversight. This is their chance.
Blow bubbles with your kids, and compare and contrast bubbles by size, shape and other factors.
Magical bubbles are an easy entry point to use to inspire joy and experimentation. The freedom to make a mess, try different tools and explore bubbles allows kids to learn about cause and effect and to think freely, helping them form a foundation for creative thinking later on.
Play with bubbles is wonderfully physical, giving a chance to build gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination as kids chase after and pop bubbles. Kids also develop persistence and grit as they adjust their approach to using various materials to make bubbles.
As they listen to literature about bubbles and share ideas about the size, shape, feel and sounds of their bubbles, kids develop communication and literacy skills.
We think all families should be learning outside. Try this activity with your child and begin to see the power in outdoor, play-based learning. Have fun!Email it to me