The popping path!

When my grandsons popped over to the preschool classroom last week, they found a popping path all set up and ready to go…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

There was no need for me to explain what to do or how to do it, the popping path was an invitation to “pop!” and the boys went popping down the path right away…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

The bubble wrap popping path had three sections. In the first section, I put sheets of colored construction paper under the path to brighten up the path a bit and to add opportunities to recognize colors along the way. I added some clear packing tape in places around the path to keep it from sliding around the floor as the boys walked on it…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

On the second section of the popping path I put round wooden number disks under the bubble wrap so that the path would have a different feel to it and the numbers on the boards also gave us opportunity to identify numbers or do a little counting as we popped down the path…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

And the third section of the popping path was just a strip of bubble wrap without anything extra underneath and taped to the floor…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

My photos are a little blurry because the boys were in constant movement as they walked around and around the popping path. My older grandson would stop on occasion and stomp his feet on the bubble wrap but my younger grandson just kept on walking all around the path…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

Along the way, the popping path would sometimes get messed up so we would stop for a quick second and to straighten it up and, if needed, add a little bit more tape…

The Popping Path by Teach Preschool

If you would like to see a very short video of the popping path in action, I posted one on Instagram which you can see if you click here —>  Popping Path Video or below if I have things working properly…

Happy Popping!

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By |2014-06-13T23:49:36+00:00June 13th, 2014|

About the Author:

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.


  1. Emma @ P is for Preschooler June 15, 2014 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Bubble wrap is such a great sensory experience – and of course lots of fun!

  2. Alexklaschools June 17, 2014 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Great creativity, its a bit of a great fun,,

  3. Anne-Marie June 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Everyone loves to pop bubble wrap – how clever to put colors and numbers underneath the clear plastic!

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