These 10 creative ideas for playing with bubbles will inspire active, hands-on play that won’t break the bank!
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Today, we have some super creative new ideas that are guaranteed to change the way you look at that big bottle of bubbles sitting in your garage. Blowing bubbles is an awesome oral sensory and oral motor activity for kids. So what are you waiting for? Grab the kids and head outside for some fun!
10 Fun Ideas for Playing With Bubbles
1 || Pop them with different body parts. Try your toes, your elbow, and your nose!
2 || Concentrate on your breath and breathe slowly, softly, deeply. Try quick bursts of breath. This is great way to teach kids to control and think about their breath!
3 || Make bubble snakes! Take an empty plastic water bottle and cut off the bottom. Duct tape or rubber band and old sock over the opening. Dip the sock into bubble solution or a mixture of dish soap and water. Have kids blow into the mouth of the water bottle and create a really cool bubble snake!
4 || Jump to pop bubbles! Blow bubbles low to the ground for your child and see if he can jump up and pop them.
5 || Make your own bubble wands with a pipe cleaner and beads!
6 || Try to catch bubbles! Put a sock over your hand and try to catch a bubble that you blow without it popping! The sock will help!
7 || Make a painting. Mix some bubble solution with a touch of washable paint. Dip your wand in and blow bubbles onto a piece of white paper. Voila…masterpiece!
8 || Simon Says….blow a big bubble, blow a bubble inside a bubble, blow a tiny bubble, blow 5 bubbles, etc….what else can you think of?
9 || Bubble Blast. How many bubbles can you blow with just one breath?
10 || Keep it up! Blow a bubble and try to keep it in the air the longest by blowing up at it gently. Count to see how long you can go!
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More Creative Ideas for Playing With Bubbles
1 || Bubble Painting from Meet the Dubiens
Create a work of art with your bubbles! Mix up some vibrant colors and let your little bubble blowers loose to make their own masterpieces!
2 || Homemade Bubble Wands from Sandy Toes and Popsicles
We’re in love with this brilliant idea! Create your own bubble wands in all different shapes and sizes – the final product is adorable and would be the perfect thing to have on hand at your next cookout or kids birthday party!
3 || Mega Bubble from Inner Child Fun
Check this out…the world’s biggest bubbles!! Valerie from Inner Child Fun shows you how it’s done – your kids will be in love!
4 || Bubble Party! from One Charming Party
You’ll never believe all of the creative options for turning household items into bubble wands! Best bubble party ever!
5 || Glow in the Dark Bubbles from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Try this out at your next slumber party – your kids won’t be disappointed! The glowing bubble recipe is super simple and looks SO cool!
6 || Teach Your Child How to Jump Using Bubbles from The Inspired Treehouse
There are lots of great ideas for teaching your child how to jump in this post. Try the one using bubbles next time you’re outside with your little ones!
7 || Rainbow Bubble Snakes from Housing a Forest
Easy setup, easy materials, AWESOME result! Kids will love making their own rainbow bubble snakes!
8 || Blow a Frozen Bubble What Do We Do All Day?
Every once in awhile (like every year), the spring weather in Cleveland doesn’t cooperate. We get some COLD days sometimes all the way into April. Here’s a way to occupy the little ones on your next chilly day!
9 || Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles from Fun at Home With Kids
This stuff looks amazing! The perfect addition to your classroom sensory table or just a great way to entertain the kiddos in the back yard.
10 || Worry Bubbles from Kids Relaxation
First of all, blowing bubbles mindfully is a great way to bring kids’ attention to their breath. Deep breathing is a great way to help kids calm their bodies and minds down in a healthy way. This Worry Bubbles activity adds a great visual element that helps kids deal with worry and anxiety.
What are your favorite ways to play with bubbles? Have your kids invented any creative ways to play with them?
Share them in the comments below!
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