22nd April 2020
Bubbles have to be one of all time favourite play items. Simple, easy and lots of fun for all ages. With babies I love how they are mesmerised by the falling bubbles and with toddlers and older kids how it excites and creates such magical moments. Bubbles also come with a huge amount of developmental benefits too, check some of them out below;
- visual tracking skills
- Hand eye coordination or even foot eye coordination
- Spacial awareness
- Development of gross motor skills and balance
- Aids sensory processing skills
- Oral motor skills
- Speech and language skills
We have a fantastic 3 ingredient bubble recipe that creates stronger, longer lasting bubbles. Check it out below;
- 1 litre of hot water
- 1 cup of washing up liquid
- 2-4 spoons of glycerine
Mix all the ingredients in a jug or bowl. Try not to let the mixture bubble up so mix gently. Then leave overnight or even for a few days.
Once you are ready to play we have lots of play ideas below for you.
Create bubble wands
We tried using some sticks and string tied together, we also tried our hands, pipe cleaners bend into shapes, cookie cutters and lots more shaped items. What could you try?
Cut the bottle off the bottom of a plastic bottle and add a sock tightly over the bottom. Keep in place with an elastic band or piece of string. Dip the end into the bubble solution and blow through the neck of the bottle to create a fantastic snake bubble
Add some of your bubble solution to a garden or tuff tray and use a hula hoop to create huge bubble tunnels.
Put on your favourite tunes and have a bubble dancing disco. Popping them, dancing through them etc
Blow some bubbles for your little ones and ask them to use different body parts to pop them. Pop with your fingers only, with your head, with your elbow, with your foot etc. Great for body awareness and motor skills
Let us know how you get on across on our Facebook and instagram pages. And for more recipes, play ideas and fun check out the Bambeenies Academy.
We provide fun and interactive classes for children aged 0 - 10 years.