Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Toddler Activities: Bubble Fun

By Tiffany Rudd
This easy bubble activity is one that was invented out of desperation one evening while I was trying to make dinner without stepping on one of my little ones. You know how it is, right? As soon as you have something important to do they all “need” attention from you. Right now. 
Anyway, this activity is a great one for while you are working in the kitchen. That way you can be close to interact and supervise, but still get dinner on the table. 
Read these instructions carefully, this is a tricky one. :)
1. Stop up the kitchen sink. 
2. Use the sprayer from your faucet and dish soap to create as many bubbles as you can. If you don’t have a sprayer just put a little water and dish soap in the sink and use your hand to mix and create the bubbles. 
3. Drain the water.
4. Add hidden treasures like toys, blocks, or even measuring spoons to the sink. 
5. Set your child on a chair/stool by the sink and let him/her dig for treasure, and enjoy some bubble fun! (This is why this is a great activity to do while you are working in the kitchen. Don’t leave your child unattended.) 
6. Ask your child to tell you about each treasure he/she finds. 
7. Smile and enjoy actually being able to get dinner made without a child screaming “mommy” at your feet. Oh, and if your child happens to taste the bubbles...make sure you take a picture before helping him wash out the nasty flavor. :)
One of the greatest things about this age is that toddlers learn by playing with and experiencing new things. It doesn't take fancy toys or the latest computer program/educational video. Just giving them chances to experience the wonder of the world around them is all they need. 
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1 comment:

  1. Love this idea:) I'm a fan of letting my tot play at the sink too - it makes for a great rainy day "water table." More on that, and a link to your helpful how-to, here: http://hintmama.com/2014/07/22/todays-hint-the-rainy-day-very-cheap-water-table/


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