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Making Bubbles

Bubble observations

Month 6 · Activity 23 · Nature/Science  


  • 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)


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!


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.) 


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?


  • bubble solution
  • various bubble wands
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills