Make bubble mixture at home to entertain and engage your tamariki.
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
You’ll need: One cup of water, 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, 2 teaspoons of corn syrup (optional), a clean container, a pipe cleaner or some bendy wire.
- Bubble mix: Gently stir the water, dishwash and syrup together, then pour the mix into your container.
- 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.
- Dip the wand into your bubble mix. Can you see some in your circle?! If so, gently blow through the circle… bubble magic!
Easy option: Buy your first bubble mix and just top it up when you run out.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Mirumiru mirumiru Bubble Maori | Noun||Bubbles|
|Wai wai Water, juice, liquid Maori | Noun||Water|
|Oma oma To run, race, flee, escape, move quickly, run away. In the passive form omakia to be run for, be run over Maori | Verb||Run|
|Hūpeke hūpeke To bend the legs or arms, jump, jump up and down Maori | Verb||Jump|
|Whaiā whaiā To be followed, chased, pursued, looked for, searched for, courted, wooed, aimed at - the passive form of whai Maori | Verb||Chase|