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Bubbles Theme Art
In shallow bowls, mix bubble solution with a little bit of water and several drops of food coloring. Prepare many different colors.
Take plastic straws and cut a notch below the halfway mark with scissors. This will prevent the children from "drinking" the solution if they suck in instead of blow. Just be sure they don't cover the holes while blowing.
Each child has a piece of paper. They choose a colored solution and place it on their paper, insert their straw and blow! They keep blowing until the bubbles overflow the bowl onto their paper. They will pop into beautiful colors. They repeat with as many colors as they want!
Bingo Dauber Bubbles
These are GREAT for just about every theme, but especially this theme! Let the children make their own creations with these on paper--it's art, counting and small and large muscle development!
Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Bubbles Theme!
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Root Beer Floats
Have children help fill their cup halfway with root beer soda.
Have them help to scoop one scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt into their soda.
Watch and taste the fizz!
Please check with families on this first...some children are not allowed to have soda.
Punch holes in the bottoms of paper cups with a pen. (Dip in solution. Place opening of cup over mouth and blow.)
Cut 3/4 to 1 inch slits on one end of a bunch of straws. Fold slits up. The children place the slit side in the solution and then blow.
Tape a bunch of straws together (or use rubber bands to secure). 4-6 straws work best. Dip one end in solution, blow from other end.
Provide different colored pipe cleaners. Show children how to make shapes at one end by bending them. Make circles, squares, etc. Hold from untwisted end to dip into solution. Blow into the shapes they made.
Discovery Bubbles Theme Bottles
Materials needed: water bottles with their caps and with the labels removed (16 ounce plastic bottles work best); water, baby oil, food coloring, funnels
Have the children help pour the ingredients in for the following:
Pour water into a bottle about half full. They then fill to about 1 inch below the top with baby oil. Cover.
Pour water into a bottle about half full. Add a few drops of food coloring. Fill to about 1 inch below the top with baby oil. Cover.
Observe what happens when they slowly move bottle from side to side (It is like a wave bottle that creates some bubbles). They both look cool!
Observe what happens when they shake the bottles! It creates a lot of bubbles and mixes the ingredients. The ingredients then begin to separate to make 2 layers again!
Print each child's name on large paper. Provide them with bingo daubbers to place dots on the letters of their names. This will allow them to see their name in print, follow the lines of the letters and help them practice their eye-hand coordination!
VARIATION: Provide play dough for them to roll into "snakes" and place on the letters of their names.
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