Making bubbles uses a scientific process, and can be a simple way to introduce preschool children to scientific investigation and exploration. I love preschool science!
1) Begin by making a bubble solution.
- ¼ c liquid dish soap
- ½ c water
- 1 tsp sugar
- Ask the children questions about how the solution feels and how it looks.
- Have objects available to make bubbles with (chenille stems, six pack holders, funnels, open ended tin cans, plastic straws)
- Ask preschoolers questions about which tools made the best bubbles
- Touch a bubble with a wet finger and then touch one with a dry finger… what happens?
- Write down your preschooler’s discoveries and talk about them later
2) Sing Pop! Goes the Bubble ( to the tune of Pop! Goes the Weasel)
Soap and water can be mixed.
To make a bubble solution
Now, watch it go!
Pop! Goes the bubble!
3) Make a favorite bubble gum chart. Use empty wrappers on the left side to represent the types and then draw bars for each vote from your preschool children.
4) Make a bubbly beverage-
6 oz frozen OJ
6 oz frozen limeade
6 oz frozen lemonade
6 oz frozen pineapple
1L lemon-lime soda
1L club soda
5) Take a bubble bath – don’t you love homeschooling?! :0)