Sensory Play – A Tub of Bubbles

September 20, 2011

sensory play - bubbles

Sensory play doesn’t have to be a hugely messy activity, even if you set it up inside!

Today we set up a little tub of bubbles, just for one, or maybe two!

We started with a small tub and some small measuring cups, scoops and spoons that come with all the kids medication. We set it up on a table covered with a towel and made sure we had a cloth near by for wiping hands and spills.

sesnory play - bubbles

Then I added a small amount of water, just enough to barely cover the bottom of the tub. I squirted in quite a bit of detergent and threw in two bits of sponge. I told my big boy to squeeze the sponges and watch what happened.

sesnory play - tub of bubbles

He was delighted to see white foamy bubbles explode between his fingers! He squeezed and smooshed, and squashed the sponges until the whole tub was full of white foam.

sesnory play - tub of bubbles

We had a lovely time scooping and pouring and mixing the foam and because there was hardly any actual water involved there was no spills and not even much damp clothing.

Joining in with It’s Play Time at The Imagination Tree this week.

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Laney @ Crash Test Mummy September 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

What a brilliant (and clean) idea Kate. I’m going to give this a go with CrashBoy next time it’s just the two of us. Usually his play ends up the opposite of clean! It will be a nice change ;)

Belinda September 20, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Great idea for keeping little ones entertained. Going to give this a go outside with the warmer weather now!

jackie September 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm

What a great idea Kate! We’re doing this one. :)

Christie-Childhood 101 September 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

We do something similar with a mixing bowl and a whisk :) Fun times!

katef September 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Oh a whisk would be fun! I’ve been trying to find old fashioned egg beaters at the op shop, but so far no luck.

Lisa Jay February 3, 2012 at 1:33 am

we do this one too!

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