Have you ever noticed how crazy kids are about bubbles? They are like magic to young children, but as parents who are eager to educate as well as entertain your kids you can take this love and turn it into some hands-on learning. Making bubbles from scratch with this bubble recipe doesn’t just cost less and make way better bubbles, but it’s a very simple and totally practical science activity for young kids. For older children, take this idea one step further by making multiple recipes, changing the amount of water, soap, and glycerin, and comparing the results.

What You Will Need

  • a plastic container
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of dish soap
  • 5 drops of glycerin (find it in your drug store)
  • a big spoon to mix

How To Make It

  • Mix the water and soap together gently. As your child mixes the solution ask her or him to describe what’s happening.
  • Add the glycerin.
  • Find some bubble wands and make the BEST bubbles ever! Trust me.

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About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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