This blog is here for you to find fun learning activities to do with your children. We share great ideas we find and love on the Internet, as well as ideas we come up with on our own! We also like to share resources we find helpful.

To find ideas for your child, click on the age range blog label or on the theme/topic you are looking for (on the left side of the page). In each post, we try to list optimal age ranges for the activity, but you must judge for yourself if it is appropriate for your child. When you try an activity out, please comment and let us (and everyone else) know how your child liked it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Simple Summer Fun: Bubbles

Bubbles are another fun summer activity that is providing learning opportunities for your child. Your child observes how the bubbles blow and how the wind affects where they go. Your child observes what makes bubbles pop. Your child also gets some great gross motor work in when chasing bubbles, and can get fine motor work in while blowing bubbles.

I once saw a great addition on the show Curious George. George wanted to blow bubbles using different shapes--for example, a slotted spatula. When he blew them, they of course didn't blow into rectangles, triangles, or squares, but circles. So if you want to work some science shape learning in, you can try that.


Oh, and if you start to get light headed from all of the bubble blowing, I seriously love this thing. My sister gave it to Kaitlyn as a birthday gift over a year ago. It is nice to have my breath back :) Plus, the kids love to blow bubbles with it and I get to take pictures! There are lots of Bubble Blowers out there.



Jennifer said...

Yes! We would do bubbles all day if my daughter had a choice.

A "No Spill Bubble Tumbler" (http://www.mardel.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=388938) is my new best friend. I used to not like to do bubbles because my daughter (2 yrs) wanted to hold the wand, but I was sure to hold the liquid since she would certainly spill it, but then I was getting drops all over me, etc, etc. Big mess, so we never did bubbles. With one of these she can blow bubbles all by herself and she is so happy! (I got ours at Target for only a few dollars.)

Plowmanators said...

Oohhh Jennifer, that is cool. One day, I decided to stop being OCD mom and just let kids be kids and Brayden spilled half the bottle of bubbles (he was barely 2). Bubbles are cheap, but I hate wasting money.


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