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A soapy mix recipe for indoor and outdoor play, for all ages and all
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This soapy bubble mix can be made at short notice or as part of a preschool,
setting's planned provision..
1 - 2 tablespoons glycerine - optional
1/4 pint water - to thin the soap mix
1/2 pint washing up liquid ~ soap
The recipe here used a mid priced liquid.
Other liquids may require more, less or no additional water to thin.
Please check liquid labelling
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Jug, bubble pots, bubble wands ,straws .. glitter and sprinkles optional
To Make the bubble
Gently mix together all ingredients .. too fast with make a froth and
where possible allow the mix to rest overnight.
existing knowledge of blowing 'out and sucking 'in ....
To help safeguard the Children against sucking up the soapy solution
have a separate tray of straws and tissue paper pieces / trees for playing
with prior to bubble blowing.
Ask defining questions to see if the tissue paper can be moved further
away with a blow and in contrast stuck to the end of the straw with a suck.
For inclusion, provide small battery and trigger operated blowers for
Hand held bubble wands can be demonstrated with large sweeping movements
to show how the air pushes into the bubble mix to form the bubble shape
/ sphere ..
Extend the activity for craft and add poster paint to the bubble mixture
- blow and take prints using paper ..
| Outdoor extension actions - blow, chase, catch
and clap .. run, jump, watch..
Make own bubble wands with craft stems and wire.
Hang paint print bubbles over half a wooden barrel and use as pet /
doll / car wash display.
Game - bubble colours:
Resources: bubble circles, mark making tool, two storage bags.
Have the children's names written on one set of bubble circles and,
on another set the name of xx number of colours.
Place each set on circles in separate storage bags to selection.
Taking turns, enable each/two childen to take a name and a colour bubble
from the bags.
Ask the named child if they can find, and bring back any object in
the room matching the colour bubble removed.
Pre-plan if possible to include a tray of objects for easy identification.
Repeat the actions in reverse to have the items put back ...
information on Wikipedia
Preschool story time ..
Cinders the bubble blowing dragon
Image publication, many thanks Jo :-)
Girl and her grandad blowing bubbles image: Jo Yarnall © 2009
Boy and garden bubble making - iStock © Nancy Tripp 2006-09