Painting with children is lots of fun and especially when it's done with bubble wands!
Such a unique and fun learning experience for children and the creative markings look great!
Possum's current obsession at the moment is with bubbles. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! We usually make our own bubble solution. I love how she giggles with such delight when they magically appear through hand made bubble wands or the many plastic wands we find around the house.
I decided to mix things up a bit, what about painting and printing with bubble wands!
We seem to have lots of bubble wands around the house but you can pick up a huge tub of various bubble wands at Big W for about AU$7. For the paint we used acrylic paint but you can use whatever you have handy.
Teachable moments -
How many bubble wands can you count?
Can you order them from smallest to largest? Largest to smallest?
Can you group them according to colour?
What type of bubbles would you predict to come out of each wand? Why?
Possum took no time in recognising what was expected of her. Quickly she began pressing the bubble wand into the paint, printing and scraping it onto the paper. Soon the colours began to mix together. I was sure to use describing words that explained what she was doing and help build her language development.
Teachable moments -
Can you name the colours of the paint?
Can you match them the colour of the bubble wand with the colour of the paint?
What shapes are the bubble wands?
The bubbles wands were beyond brilliant to use as painting tools. The patters that they created were so unique and this activity opened up so many doors to learn about so much more.
Possum was really pleased with her painting efforts and wanted it to take pride of place on the family fridge. Whilst it was drying I took the time to quickly clean the bubble wands in warm soapy water and we headed outside for some more bubbly fun.
Of could there are many benefits to playing with bubbles. They help with eye tracking, fine and gross motor skills, vocal development when blowing the bubble mixture to create the bubbles and the sheer delight of watching them dance in a breeze.
You can read more about playing with bubbles here in another Laughing Kids Learn post.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and consider the activity for your own family.
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