One thing I’ve learned as both a mother and a teacher is that bubbles are fun for kids of all ages! Bubbles are also an extremely affordable way to have fun with your family! You can go with the store-bought variety or get creative at home. This week I wanted to share a few great bubble activities that you can do with your entire family!
Affordable Family Fun: Bubble Activities
Make Your Own Bubble Solution
It is simple to make your own bubble solution! Find a clean container for your bubble solution and add approximately 2 cups of water to your container. Then add half a cup of dishwashing liquid. If you want to make more, just up the quantities, keeping the 2 cup to half cup ratio!
The type of dishwashing liquid does make a difference! My personal favorite is original Dawn and Joy also works well! Don’t be afraid to tweak the recipe until you get the perfect bubbles (adding a Tablespoon of glycerin can help)!
If you have some money to spend, local stores have a variety of bubble toys including colored bubbles! You can get everything from over-sized bubble wands to battery operated bubble blowers! If you have a few toys lying around the house, pick up some new bubble solution and get everyone outside together!
Bubble Blower Scavenger Hunt
Send the family on a bubble blower scavenger hunt! Any item that is water-resistant with at least one hole can become a bubble blower as long as it fits into your bucket or pan of bubble solution! The possibilities are numerous including slotted spoons, spatulas, fly swatters, colanders, and keys! See what you can find around your house!
Nominate a bubble blower (unless you have an automatic bubble blower) and give everyone else a pool noodle or foam bat. See who can pop the most bubbles or see who can pop all of their bubbles first!
Mix a small amount of food coloring into your bubble mixture. Give each person a thick piece of paper; cardstock works great for this activity. As one person blows bubbles, the others catch them on their paper creating instant art!
Look Mom! No Hands!
Everyone tries to pop bubbles any way they can without using their hands! You can use your head, elbows, knees, feet, and any body part but your hands!