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Frozen Bubbles


Bubble liquid
Bubble wands
Rubber gloves, optional


Note: Do this activity outside on a day when the temperature is lower than 32 degrees F (0 degrees C).
1. Give children the bubble liquid inside and let them blow a few bubbles to see how quickly
they pop and disappear.
2. Bundle up and go outdoors to make bubbles. The children will observe how much slower the
bubbles are to pop. When they do, they leave behind a frozen soap "skin."
3. Let the children catch the frozen bubbles with their mittens on. Ask, "Do these bubbles last
longer than the indoor bubbles?"
More to do
More science: Use a pan and a very large bubble wand for longer, bigger bubbles to see if this
makes any difference.
Original poem
Wind howls, snow blows,
Frozen fingers, frozen nose.
Frozen ears, frozen toes,
When snow howls, wind blows.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Outdoors
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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