Activities PreK 3-5 yrs (preschool)

Building with Bubbles!

Suggested Ages: 3-5 years of age

Description: Bubbles can be used for more than just fun! This science experiment builds on children’s knowledge of trial and error, success and failure, and engineering 101. 

What tools and materials do I need?

  • Soap (Dawn is the best, OR you can make your own bubble solution)
  • Water
  • Straws
  • Bins or flat surface for bubbles 
  • Toys/Cups/Legos/Small objects that can get wet

What should I do? 

  • Gather your materials.
  • Set up the activity in a safe location that can get wet. 
  • Place the water into a bin.
  • Pour in soap.
  • Show children how to build bubbles with the straws by blowing through the straws into the solution. 
  • Use your straw to blow bubbles in the liquid.
  • Place cups in bubble solution. Grow towers. 

Thought provoking Questions:

  • What are you building?
  • Why are you building your tower that way?
  • How can you make your tower taller?

By Lauren McNeeley

Hi Everyone! I am so excited that you found our page! My name is Lauren McNeely and I am a recent Post Baccalaureate and Masters graduate in Early Childhood Education. My first degree is in business where I spent 8 years in the Finance industry. Numbers and money are still my things; however, I am excited to share this knowledge with young kiddos and get them excited to learn about life! I am a new teacher to the field and feel I have found my true calling. I have worked with several incredible individuals on projects intertwining social-emotional learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and STEM inside the classroom.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two chocolate labs Whiskey, and Hunter and our cat, Tobi. We have a little one on the way which makes me even more excited about this endeavor. Helping YOU and YOUR children! Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to having you alongside us.

- BSA Business Management, West Virginia University
- M.Ed. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Millersville University

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