Ready for a mess? Don’t worry it’s a small one, and definitely worth it! Today we’re bubble painting for the letter B activity as part of the Letter of the Week series.
Letter B Activity: Bubble Painting
What you need: Letter B, paper, glue, dish soap, blue paint, water, shallow cup, straw.
I’ve tried this activity a few times, so I have a few tips that I’m excited to share. To prepare the Letter B; print out the B, glue it on a piece of construction paper and write the word bubbles on the bottom of the paper.
To prepare the soap mixture start with a big squirt of paint. I would say I used about 1 tablespoon. Add 1 tablespoon of dish soap and 1 tablespoon of water. Once you have mixed them up, blow the mixture through a straw. I found that the mixture was still too heavy, so I added 1 tablespoon of water until I was happy with the size of the bubbles. Make sure to check in between each tablespoon of water, so you don’t water it down too much. Once you are happy with bubbles, let your kids have a turn. I know it’s fun, but hand it over!
Have your kids blow until the bubbles are coming out of the cup, then show them how they can turn the paper over and place it over the bubbles. The design is so neat!
Tips (to maximize learning): 1. Cut a hole in the straw at the top so that your little one CAN’T suck the soaping mixture into their mouth. 2. Since blue starts with B, use blue everything if you can! I was wishing I had a blue straw, maybe next time. 3. The dish or cup that you use has to be perfect. If it’s too tall it won’t reach the paper, if it’s too short it’ll be an enormous mess!
Use our Blue Balloon Bounce along with this activity for even more Letter B activity fun!
This post originally appeared on December 18, 2010.