Bubbles provide a calming, engaging and fun experience. Tamariki explore science (chemistry and physics), have fun with maths (estimating or counting how long before a bubble pops) and learn new words. Blow bubbles together and feed your inner scientists.
Why do it?
- Blowing bubbles is a very soothing activity, and can be a way for a child to become calm again.
- It can be enjoyed inside and outside.
- It’s a fun activity to do with groups of children.
How to do it
- One cup of water
- 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid
- (optional) 2 teaspoons of corn syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerine (from chemist),
- a clean container
- a pipe cleaner or some bendy wire.
- Gently stir the water, dishwash and syrup together, then pour the mix into your container. (Some people recommend keeping the mixture overnight before using it.)
- Bend one end of your wire so that it forms a small circle. Or find something with a closed circle, like scissor and whisk handles, or a tea strainer. You could even use rings off milk bottles with a peg for a handle.
- Dip the wand into your bubble mix. Can you see some in your circle? If so, gently blow through the circle… bubble magic!
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori
|Hopiwē, hopi teretere
|Kei te oma tere koe
|You are running fast
|Ka taea e koe te hopu?
|Can you catch it?
|Ka mau te wehi!
|Horoia ō ringaringa ināianei
|Wash your hands now