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  • Motor All Skills
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Making Bubbles

Bubble observations

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  • Use purchased bubble mixtures or make your own:

 

Homemade Bubble Recipe

8 tablespoons dish soap (Dawn seems to work well, Ultra Joy)

1 quart of water (distilled is best)

1 to 2 tablespoons of glycerin (optional)

OR

1 cup dish soap (Dawn or Ultra Joy)

3 cups of water (distilled)

1/3 cup white corn syrup

    

  • Place mixture in shallow tray and dip in bubble wands or blow with drinking straw
  • Blow through the wands or wave back and forth
  • Encourage the child to observe and experiment with bubbles, some examples:
  1. Ask: What is inside the bubble? (Air)  What shapes of bubbles do you see? (Round, oval, etc.)
  2. Find different wands to use
  3. Touch and pop the bubbles
  4. Make a 'Big" bubble,  make a "Small" bubble
  5. Make bubbles that are joined together
  6. Count how long a bubble lasts until it pops

*Cool, humid, and shady conditions are best for bubble blowing - have fun!

Extend

Let the child help to create the bubble mixture. Also, let the child use other objects other than a wand to blow the bubbles (cookie cutters, paper clip, straw, wire coat hanger, etc.) 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Why is making bubbles a fun activity for you?

What one thing do you do now that you need an adult for but would like to try to do all by yourself?

Materials

  • bubble solution
  • various bubble wands

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

"Sheep in A Shop". VIDEO
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog". VIDEO
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn". VIDEO
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

"What's Your Name" VIDEO
by Mike Soloway (Activity 1)

"She'' Be Comin Round the Mountain" VIDEO
by Gay Glazers (Activity 19)

"I Believe In You" VIDEO
by Divo and Celine Dion (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back.

 

Four little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back.

 

Three little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back.

 

Two little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back.

 

One little duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back.

 

Sad Mother Duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

The sad Mother Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

And all of the five little ducks came back.