Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fun with Bubbles

Bubbles are Matter. They are made of air (gas) and a liquid.


Soap bubbles are globs of air enclosed in a film of soapy water. Children can make bubbles using homemade or store-bought blowers and bubble mixes. As the children wave the soapy wand or blower in the air, they are adding the air (gas) that forms the center of the bubble.

Let the kids have fun experimenting with bubbles. See who can blow the biggest bubble. See who can blow the longest lasting bubble. Have the kids make different bubble solutions and use different bubble blowers to see which works better. Have the children choose a criteria (biggest bubble, longest lasting, etc.), then predict which mix or blower will work the best. Compare a store bought bubble mix to a homemade mix.

When the children have finished experimenting with different bubble solutions and bubble blowers, have them draw (and label) a picture of today's activities using the terms: air, gas, and liquid.

Store-Bought Bubble Mix

Homemade Bubble Mix Recipe

  • 1 part dishwashing detergent to 10 parts warm water
To make larger bubbles use more dishwashing detergent.

Homemade Bubble Blower Ideas
  • drinking straws
  • drinking straws and tape
  • funnels
  • a paper cup with the end removed
  • pipe cleaners shaped into circles


Have fun with bubbles!

Homemade Bubble Mix


  1. I love bubbles. :D

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  3. We love bubbles. I love that you are incorporating fun things to do while the kids are learning. We are just starting our homeschool adventure and my son loves science and numbers so this idea is right up our alley! New follower from Relax and Make Friends hop http://tooblessed-tobestressed.blogspot.com/

  4. Thanks Ashlee! I love your website and blog. :)

  5. Stopping by from the blog hop...tomorrow my post is about Bubble-ology, a 'class' I took with my 4 year old that was soooo fun! A couple different ideas than these - I'm going to try to incorporate yours in our play next time! Check it out tomorrow! Glad I found you!

    Tricia at Mom is the Only Girl

  6. I love bubbles! Thanks for sharing the learning side of them! :)

  7. All 6 of us could play with bubbles FOREVER!!! I love them! thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love bubbles, they make for hours of fun!

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