Bubbles and bubble gum are things that make me think of summer. They remind me of being outside and enjoying the carefree time summer brings. Here are a few preschool ideas I gathered to do on those summer days when your little one need a fun activity!
Bubble gum listening page – Print the bubble gum page and then follow these instructions. Tell your child they will have to listen for the instructions you give. Color 3 gumballs red, color 4 gumballs blue, color 3 gumballs yellow, color 3 gumballs green, color 2 gumballs orange, color 2 gumballs purple, count how many are left, color them any color you choose.
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Circle painting – Cut a couple toilet paper tubes in half. Kids can dip the tube in paint and stamp it on paper to create circles or bubbles!
Bubble gum, Bubble gum – This is a fun rhyme and different way to practice counting. You’ll just need some blocks, or pom poms in a bowl to represent the bubble gum. Then lead your child in the chant shown in the link, roll a dice or show them a number and they count that many pieces of “bubble gum”.
Shape matching – Print the bubble game shape matching activity. Cut out the shapes along the bottom and then have your child match the shape to the correct bubble gum machine.
Rainbow bubble foam – If you want to be adventurous, get out your bubble bath and hand mixer for this fun activity!
Blow bubbles – Get outside and blow bubbles for your child to pop. At school they always go crazy over chasing the bubbles and popping them! If you don’t have any bubbles, try making your own! You can also make a wand out of pipe cleaners!
Bubble number identification - Grab some chalk and get outside! Draw some good sized circles on the sidewalk or driveway and put a number inside each one. Have your kids jump inside the bubbles, shouting out the number as they jump! You can also have your kids practice drawing circles with the chalk!
And of course, some songs and books...
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
Bubble Factory by Tomi DePaola