|lots and lots of bubbles|
Of course there is science in bubbles too - to talk about why they are always round, even when you blow through something that is square or star-shaped? Do bubbles stay round when they meet another bubble? What colours can be seen? Why do bubbles pop - and then sometimes you can slide your finger carefully into the centre of one?....
A great mouth training and bubble activity is bubble painting - taking a cup with bubble mix and paint in it and then getting a child to blow through a straw to make it bubble up to the top (or over onto the table) MESSY WARNING!! Then to capture the bubbles on paper.
|a bubble print - when they were dry we cut them out and they became planets...|
|and when there is lots of colour everywhere - then its fun to blow air and see how it moves and flows across the table!|
Oh and cleaning up after this activity was almost better than the actual activity for three of the children. They got to clean on the pots of different coloured paints in the long trough like sink together - and they marveled at all the bubbles and how the colours mixed to make new colours - and handing over a couple of whisks to the experience allowed for a whole load of role-play to slip into the action - lots of language to test their pronunciation skills - lol!