Learn and have Fun with Bubbles

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Bubbles are so much fun and kids love them. It’s incredible too how often we come into contact with bubbles during our every day lives without even thinking about it. Bread making, whipping up cream, whisking egg whites, fizzy drinks, washing etc etc.

We see them and use them so often that we take them for granted.

But to children , they are MAGIC!

There is so much to be learnt from bubbles but to kids it’s all just good fun. A perfect example of learning through Play.

The theme of one of my learning programmes for preschool children has a theme of Bubbles. If you haven’t watched it yet you can use the link below to view.

BUBBLES. Stories from Jumble House

If you are looking for some more activities on the ‘bubble ‘ theme then here they are! I’ve made short videos on most of the activities so just click on the links to view.

Why are bubbles different colours?
My kids loved this activity!
We half filled a bowl with water and added lots of soap to make masses of strong bubbles. Then we placed our hands under a pile of bubbles and walked around inside and out observing how the colours changed. Children will realise quickly what is happening but they won’t probably know the term ‘reflecting ‘ so this is a good  opportunity to introduce and explain.

Are bubbles always round?



No matter how you try the bubbles you blow will always be round because they are free. There is nothing pushing on them. But, look at the shape of the bubbles on a bubble print. There lots of bubbles are squashed together and so push each other into all kinds of shapes.  Can you make a square bubble?  With a bit of an effort yes!  Learn how on the link below: 

Can you make a square bubble?

Where else do you find bubbles?
Play a game, ‘Spot the Bubbles ‘ . It can last a whole week!
There are bubbles everywhere!

Make some bread.  Yeast produces bubbles when it is given warmth, sugar and liquid. Make some bread using fresh yeast then they can appreciate the process.
Click on the link below the photo to watch how to make delicious ‘ Yummy Srummy Good for my Tummy Bread’!!


Make Bread with Maisie Jumble

Bubbles on the surface of a pond or lake.

Ask questions later like: ‘where do you think they come from?  ‘what is in the water that produces these bubbles? ‘

Click on this link to find out more:  What’s making the bubbles?

Some foods have bubbles.   Just look at a block of Aero chocolate!

Bread. Chocolate Mousse  You can make a fun bubbly jelly too.

So how do we get the air into the liquid?
Here are some good ways to demonstrate this:
Whipping   (cream and egg whites)
Blowing
Steam-like for Cappuccino.
Using a milk frother – .These little milk frothers are really good and providing the milk isn’t too hot Children can make themselves a frothy milk drink.

Bubbles, air and frothy milk 


Early Learning
Of course, while your little ones are discovering bubbles they will also be learning basic scientific and mathematical concepts like temperature, weighing and measuring, density AND accumulating lots of new words.

Bubbles

Do you like bubbles?

Yes?

I thought so. Everyone likes bubbles!

Have you ever tried catching some?

Maisie Jumble likes bubbles and she wanted to catch some

too.

Would you like to hear her story?

Right.

Then listen carefully and I will begin.

One day Maise was looking out of the window when she saw ……..

Yes! Lots of bubbles! Blue bubbles, Red bubbles, Yellow bubbles, Green bubbles.

'Look at all those bubbles,' said Maisie

'I must go and catch some.'

So Maisie ran into the garden but, oh dear. The bubbles had disappeared.

'Where have the bubbles gone?' Said Maisie. 'I must go and catch some.'



Maisie went down the lane and found Harry Hand

'Have you seen some bubbles?' asked Maisie

'No,' said Harry, 'I haven't seen any bubbles'.



Maisie went down the lane and met Lilly Jumble

'Have you seen some bubbles?' asked Maisie.

'No,' said Lilly I haven't seen any bubbles.'

So Maisie walked further along the lane and

met Freddie Jumble.

'Have you seen some bubbles?' asked Maisie.




'No,' said Freddie, 'But I will help you to find some.'

Maisie sat down with Freddie.

'Let's think where we have seen bubbles,' said Freddie.

'That may help us to find them.'

Can you help Freddie and Maisie? Where do you think they may have seen

bubbles before ?

'I know,' said Maisie. 'We use bubbles to wash up the pots after dinner.'

'That is so,' said Freddie. 'Lets go and find someone washing up.'

Freddie and Maisie found Billie Brush and Gilly Glove washing up.

'But there are no bubbles,' said Freddie .

Then Gilly added some washing-up liquid.

What do you think happened?

Wow! What a lot of bubbles!!

What is Gilly Glove doing to

make more bubbles?

'The bubbles in the garden were red and green and blue and lots of colours,' said

Maisie.

'Why do you think these bubbles are white?'

'I don't know,' said Freddie. 'Do bubbles change colour ?'

How can we find out?

' We could take them into the garden,' said Gilly.

So that is what they did.


What do you think they found out?

Try blowing bubbles in different places?

Does it make a difference to the colour?


Why?