You've probably already noticed that bubbles are quite the reinforcer for kids of all ages. I got to thinking about bubbles today and realized that my seven year old still delights in bubble play. So, I thought I would write a post highlighting the bubble play activities he and many of my speech and language clients have enjoyed over the years.
The next bubble solution is one that you can make yourself with items in your pantry and you don't need a wand to blow these babies, just your fingers! I stumbled upon this little gem one overcast, summer day and my neighbor and I decided to try it out with our kids aged four through seven years old. They all LOVED it, including the big, adult kids;) You can follow this bubble link to a site that tells you how to make the solution and use your finger wands. Plus, there are some activities included in the post that enhance speech and language.
Another bubble treasure is a light up bubble wand that we recently paid way too much money for in Disney
My last bubble recommendation is the dollar store/ Walmart tube bubble wand. One Easter, we bought fifteen of them and piled them in a bucket and then sent the mixed age group of kids on a treasure map hunt for the container. Next to candy, it was a great gift for children of all ages. I love how you can hold the wand up in the wind on a breezy day and effortlessly watch gigantic bubbles appear and float away. Not only are these large bubbles interesting to see fill the sky, but you can also gain a plethora of language from this activity (large, big, smaller than, bigger than) and the list goes on and on.
Now, get out there and have some bubble making-popping-talking-watching fun! If you have a bubble activity treasure, please share it with us in the comments section:)
photo credit: Jeff Kubina via photopin cc for image at the top of the post