The Growth and Giggles Blog
Ideas for helping parents and their preschoolers.
Bubbles in a Cup
Bubbles in a cup is a great summer activity for outside. It teaches concentration and attention span, strengthens the muscles of the mouth, provides a science lesson, teaches following directions, and is lots of fun!
- Towel to soak up spills if inside
- Tray under the cup or bowl
- Flat-bottomed bowl or cup – one per child
- A little Liquid detergent for dishes in water
- Straw – one per child
- (for bubbles that float, add a little cooking oil)
1. If inside, put down a towel on the floor under their work.
2. Squirt dishwashing liquid into the bowl. Not much is needed.
3. Add a little water – maybe 1 inch).
4. Hand them a straw (If they do not know how to blow, blow air through a straw onto their arm, then let them try.)
5. Let them blow bubbles galore – the bubbles may overflow the bowl. They’ll love it!
6. Warn them not to suck. (A little won’t hurt them if they do swallow it.)