Liquid tempera paint in blue, purple or red
Enamel pan, 9” x 12” (22.5 cm x 30 cm)
White or manila paper
The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
Instructions:1. Read The Wind Blew.
2. Ask the children if they can see the wind.
3. Ask how we know about wind if we can't see it. Do the following quick activities to show the children the effects of wind.
4. Wet a small chalkboard and let children blow on it and observe the drying.
5. Blow up a balloon and release it.
6. Blow on a pinwheel.
7. Give each child a tissue to place over her face. Show how to blow and then catch it.
8. Blow bubbles and let the children catch them.
9. Now that they have practiced blowing air, fill the pan with water about an inch (2.5 cm) from the top.
10. Add the liquid soap, about 1 cup (250 ml).
11. Stir in the paint, about 1 cup (250 ml).
12. Give each child a straw and let them blow together into the water.
13. Bubbles will rise above the top of the pan. Gently cover bubbles with the paper.
14. Remove to a place to dry.
More to do
Art: Bubble prints make a great background for undersea pictures: sponge print fish, add leaves, glue sand and shells on the bottom.
More science: Make homemade kites and fly them outdoors.
Movement: Using scarves, the children dance to music.