Bubble painting at the easel

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles.  We had bubbles going everywhere in our outdoor classroom and one of our bubble fun activities included bubble painting at the easel…

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

To set it up, add color (we used liquid watercolor) to your bubbles. Add a few bubble wands and you are ready to bubble paint…

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

To get us started on bubble painting, I bubble painted along with a few of my students so they would get the idea…

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

Sometimes, blowing bubbles can be challenging and when you are trying to aim for the paper on your easel, it can even be more challenging. We had to think about where to blow, how hard to blow, and even how fast to blow so the bubbles would come out and land on our paper…

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

If we would get lucky, a bubble would land on the paper and not pop. Then we could pop it with our fingers or the bubble wand…

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

The more time each child took to blow bubbles, the more colorful their paper was. Some of our children really stuck with the process and came back to try it several times while others decided that trying to get lots of bubbles on the paper was a bit too slow going  – especially since we had lots of other bubble activities going on around the room…

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

I know that I don’t count, but I actually really liked blowing the bubbles on the paper!

Bubble Painting by Teach Preschool

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By |2013-05-30T06:00:42+00:00May 30th, 2013|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

13 Comments

  1. Bombones May 30, 2013 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Ooooooohhhh!!!
    It looks SO fun… Definitely, something to try this summer. Thank you!

  2. [email protected] May 30, 2013 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Another wonderful motor activity. Love how the children’s head is looking up (kids tend to look down when blowing bubbles), wrist and shoulder up and oral motor skill involvement. How about put those bubble cups in the ground and now we have some lower extremity squatting. Thanks for your creativity.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 30, 2013 at 11:11 am - Reply

      I love your perspective on what children are accomplishing with such a simple activity. I would have never noticed all of these skills being developed!!

  3. MIRIAM FERNANDEZ BORASO May 30, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

    a very funny and amazing activity!
    thanks for sharing!
    Deb, WHERE can I get or Find your new book about READY FOR KINDERGARTEN here in ARGENTINA! pls when you have it in pdf can u send it to me? I’m very interesting in get it & read it!
    thanks a bunch!
    MIRIAM
    hugs & kisses!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 30, 2013 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi Miriam,
      I will find out for you and send you an email when I do. The book is not yet available for purchase – it will be available in August!

  4. Lia Becas Jacobsen May 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I am definitely doing this with the Grandkids! Great idea thanks!! 🙂

  5. jackie May 31, 2013 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    This looks so fun. We tried it with cheapy liquid food colouring one time, but the colours were so pale. Now that I have some liquid water colours, we’ll have to try it again.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 1, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

      You will love, love, love liquid food color Jackie. Once you start to use it, there is no turning back!!

    • kim June 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      I work with special needs students and many of them have speech delays. The speech therapists used bubbles for the mouth formations; this is a great way to do an art project that can also help with the speech delays.

  6. Mariana June 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    What a fun idea for summer! Will have to try with my kids. Coming up with a list of things to keep 2-7 year olds busy :).

  7. kim June 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    These are some very nice ideas. they are age appropriate and focused on the growth and development of the child. Each activity has clear and understandable step by step instructions. I haven’t used any of your ideas, yet, I am using it for my paper. Again, you have some great ideas.

  8. Ingrid February 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I was so excited to try this with my students but it didn’t work. The first time I used food coloring and the second time liquid watercolors, but the solution — which blew bubbles great before anything was added to it — wouldn’t make bubbles anymore. I checked it the second time after adding just a couple drops of watercolor and it still worked but when I added a few more drops to make the color stronger it wouldn’t make bubbles anymore. Did you ever encounter this problem?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Hi Ingrid, I usually just add a small amount of Dawn Dish soap to a cup of strongly colored water (more color than water). I color with liquid water color.

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