Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bubbles Preschool Lesson Plans


Books
Bubbles, Rainbows & Worms: Science Experiments For Preschool Children
Bubble Trouble board book
Pop! A Book About Bubbles (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)
Bubble Trouble (My First Hello Reader!)
Bubbles, Bubbles
How to Make Bubbles (Pebble Plus: Hands-on Science Fun)
Bubble Bubble

Art


Shaving Cream Art
Add a few drops of paint to shaving cream. Have the children use this to paint with. Not mixing the paint in will give it a special look. 

Bubble Art
Click here to see an example.
Supply the children with a bowl with bubble mix in it and a straw with a hole near the top to prevent children from sucking the soap up. Have the children blow into the straw while it is in the bowl creating bubbles. Then, have the child place a drop of food coloring on the top of the bubbles and quickly press a piece of paper on the top of the bubbles to create bubble prints.

Bubble Prints
Obtain packing bubbles. Cut them so they are the same size as the paper you would like to use. Have the paint the bubbles. When the child is done painting, before the paint dries, press the paper onto the bubbles to make bubble prints.

Bubble Gum Wrapper Collage
Obtain many bubble gum wrappers. (It may be a good idea to ask parents to help.) Have the children glue the bubble gum wrappers to a piece of paper.

Clean Collage
Have the children cut out ads for cleaning products that make bubbles, like dish soap, laundry detergent, etc. Have the children glue the pictures to a piece of paper.

Songs

Sung to "Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush"
This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning

This is the way we wash our (fill in the blank)
Wash our ___, wash our ____
This is the way we wash our ___
So early in the morning

You can fill in the blank with face, clothes, hair, etc.

Pop goes the Bubble
by chicky
Sung to "Pop! Goes the Weasel"
All around the giant playground
The toddler chased the bubble
The toddler thought twas all in fun
POP! Goes the Bubble

You can substitute a child's name for toddler to make it more interesting. You can also sing this song during circle time, then have each child stand up and sing the song to them as you blow a bubble for them.

I will Blow a Bubble
by chicky
Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"
I will blow a bubble
In the sky
It floats away
I don't know why
If you try to touch it
It will pop
So I'll blow another bubble, for you to pop

Ten Little Bubbles
by chicky
Sung to "Ten Little Indians"
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles, 
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles, 
Ten little bubbles for you to pop.

Bubbles
by chicky
sung to "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Bubbles floating in the air,
in the air, in the air.
Bubbles floating in the air,
Pop, Pop, Wow!

Ker-Splat
by chicky
Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"
I am a bubble, round not flat
If you try to touch me
I go ker-splat

Science, Math and Games

Blowing Bubbles
For some quick bubble action, try using a couple of fans to blow large amounts of bubbles at once. There are also quite a variety of bubble blowing machines available.

Rainbow Bubbles
Have bubbles available for the children to observe. Point out the iridescent colors, like a rainbow that the bubble has.

Bubble Bottle
Fill a bottle with water, but leave a little air in the bottle. Seal the bottle with hot wax and let cool. Allow the children to play with the bottle and observe the air bubble.

Air Bubbles in Food
You may use bread to show how air bubbles are in the food we eat. What other foods have air bubbles?

Blowing Bubbles
For older children!!! You can have a bubble blowing contest, for the biggest bubble or how many in a minute.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
You will need a tall clear glass, raisins, fresh club soda (This won't work if the club soda is flat.) Pour the club soda in the glass. Drop in half of a raisin. Observe!!!

Baking Soda Raisin Dancing
You will need a tall clear glass (big enough to hold 2 cups liquid), raisins, water, vinegar and baking soda. Pour 1 cup water in the glass. Add one heaping teaspoon of baking soda. Add five raisins. Slowly add one cup of vinegar. Observe.

Bubble Gum Tally Chart
Graph the students favorite flavor of Bubble Gum

Bubble Count
As you blow bubbles, prompt the children to count them. For older children, ask them how many they popped.

Soap Sort
Obtain ads for various cleaning products. Glue each picture of the product to a seperate index card. Encourage the children to sort the cards. Ask why they put each product in each group. Did they sort them by color, by use?

Pop, Soda, Cola
Whatever you call it, carbonated beverages!!! Anyway have the children observe the bubbles in carbonated beverages. 

Dramatic Play Area

Some great ideas for your dramatic play area include: a washing machine and dryer (made out of a box), plastic dishes and sink, empty soap boxes, empty dish soap bottle, empty laundry detergent bottles and boxes, sponges, empty shampoo bottles.

Car Wash
Do a real car wash, or make a pretend one in your sand and water table.

Rub a Dub Classroom
Have the students wash items from the classroom in the sand and water table.

Hairstylist
Provide the children with plastic combs, a hair dryer (with the cord cut off), plastic rollers, barrettes, empty shampoo bottles and plastic smocks to pretend to be a beautician.

Sand and Water Table Ideas
Add Soapy Water
Add shaving Cream
Add soapy water, and let the children wash dolls or toys

Field Trip Ideas

Car Wash
Laundromat
Hair Salon
Pet Groomer

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