Tuesday, April 2, 2019

B is for Bubbles

Welcome to my Blogging from A to Z April Challenge for 2019! The A to Z Challenge is a blogging event held each April. Bloggers create posts from A to Z beginning on April 1st and ending on April 30th. There is a post scheduled for each day of the month (except for Sundays) with each day corresponding to a sequential letter of the alphabet.

I'm keeping this year focused on toddler activities. More specifically, I'm keeping it limited to indoor activities. We live in northern Minnesota, where the winters are long and cold, so a variety of indoor play is a must. It's not too hard to go stir crazy when you're cooped up inside for months at a time!

Today's letter is B! And B is for Bubbles!

This is a simple activity that keeps my kiddos interested for a good chunk of time. It doesn't require a ton of work to do and with some changes I've made, clean up is pretty easy.

When I first considered bubbles for an activity, I knew I didn't want to be responsible for blowing all of the bubbles myself. I invested $8 or so into a nice little bubble machine and a huge gallon of bubble solution. It was well worth the money with how much we continue to use it.

We have a large open space in our main living area. I simply lay down a cheap clear shower curtain on the floor and layer that with a flat sheet to keep the surface from being too slippery. Sometimes I will anchor the corners with chairs, but that's not always necessary.

I set the bubble machine up on the counter, place a paper towel underneath it to keep it from skittering around, and aim it for the sheet. Then it's a simple push of a button and we're playing for a decent amount of time, just dancing in the bubbles. Typically, a play session will last anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Sometimes I play with them, sometimes I'm simply close by if I need to get other tasks done. It's a low maintenance activity that still elicits a great amount of joy.

When we're done, I simply fold up the shower curtain, toss the sheet down the laundry chute if necessary, and put the bubble machine back in the closet. Easy peasy. Floor needs a mopping? Just omit the shower curtain and then use the bubble solution left over to help you do a little cleaning. Win/win!

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  1. I think my grandkids need a bubble machine :P That looks fun!

    1. It was seriously such a good investment for how cheap it was. We have used it over and over again.


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