A bubble might be a mere puff of air trapped inside a soap and water film but to a small child, it is magical and fascinating, with its glistening rainbow of colors and peaceful, floating nature. Bubbles are fun to blow, watch and chase…
And fun to explore and experiment with too!
This collection of bubble activities are great for nurturing a child’s sense of curiosity. Although many are engaging experiments, suitable for home or school, it’s not about preschoolers being able to recite scientific reasons behind why bubbles appear and act the way they do. Instead, each experience provides your child with the opportunity to observe, make predictions, and test their ideas through hands-on experimentation. And this is an important foundation for (much) later learning about chemistry and physics. Your role becomes that of supporter, facilitator, and broadcaster – sharing your observations of what you see your child doing and asking more questions than you give answers.
Most of all, it’s about making learning fun and engaging and I can assure you, each of these bubbly ideas does just that!
15 Captivating Bubble Activities for Kids
1. Toddlers and preschoolers will love whisking bubbles with this bubble bin sensory play.
2. Create bright, colourful bubbly art with a fun twist on bubble painting with bubble blowers from Childhood 101.
3. Have fun experimenting with kitchen whisk bubble wands.
4. Do different shaped bubble blowers create different shaped bubbles? A fun experiment from NurtureStore.
5. Build and experiment with 3D bubble wands with Babble Dabble Doo.
8. Can you find the perfect makeshift bubble blower? A fun bubble science experiment from Childhood 101.
9. Make giant bubbles with these HUGE bubble wands from Inner Child Fun.
10. Are you brave enough to put yourself inside a bubble? Via Playtivities.
11. Could you make a bubble blower machine? What a great STEM challenge from Teach Beside Me.
12. This homemade bubble playdough is so much fun for bathtime. Great idea from Steam Powered Family.
13. Who wouldn’t love experimenting with edible bubble science! From Preschool Powol Packets.
14. Try making bouncing bubbles with this 3 ingredient recipe from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
15. And if it’s cold where you are, you just have to try making frozen bubbles! Via Housing a Forest.
Do you have favorite bubble activities for kids?
Christie Burnett is the teacher, author, and blogger behind the playful online space known as Childhood 101. Christie’s passion for play and creativity led her to start her award-winning blog shortly after the birth of her first daughter. Nowadays she can typically be found juggling the demands of family life with time tapping away at her keyboard, at least when she hasn’t just dropped it all to join her daughters in whatever their latest game or project might be! Connect with Christie on her blog or via Facebook.