Friday, May 25, 2012


Pin It Yesterday was "Bubble Day" in first grade.  What a blast!!  My favorite activity of the day was making bubbles on our desks.   It was so cool.  The kids could have played forever....and truth be told, I had just as much fun as they did!  I wonder if you ever get too old for bubbles?  Do they ever lose their magic?  

   Pour 1-2 tablespoons on top of
 the desk, and spread it out a little.

Dip straw into bubble solution.  I put the solution into portion cups.
Then set the straw on the desk and blow gently.

Check out this bubble inside a bubble. 

Our record was 3 bubbles inside a bubble.   
They were making lady bugs, flowers, and racing their bubbles across the desks.
I can also guarantee their desks have never been cleaner. 
Fun, fun, fun!!!

Here is the recipe for making your own bubbles:
1 cup water
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid 
2 tablespoons glycerin 

Couple of Hints
Joy or Dawn dishwashing liquid work best.  Glycerin makes the bubbles stronger so they don't pop as fast.  I've also been told you can use light Karo syrup instead.  I haven't tried it with Karo syrup.  If you have, and it works let me know.  Glycerin can usually be found in the first aid section of the pharmacy.  Some pharmacists keep it behind the counter and you will need to ask.

I mixed up a big 12 cup batch and we had plenty for all of our "Bubble Day" fun!!


  1. Thank you for the inspiration. For our end of the year class party, I decided to do a"pop" party and have lots of things with "pop" in them. My kiddos are off to a great list!

    We do acrostics too, but we write them to our friends. Each morning we write an acrostic poem for 3-4 friends as a group. Then I take all their poems and use them for an end of the year book.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. I definitely want to try & squeeze a bubble day in before the end of the year!! Looks like the kids had a blast!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure