Bubble Foam Bath Activity – Busy Toddler

Have you ever made bubble foam but? Strive making a bubble foam bathtub and letting youngsters have some messy (however clear) sensory enjoyable. On this put up, you’ll get a recipe for bubble foam, info on utilizing it as a shower time exercise, and what youngsters are studying if you make them bubble foam.

A child in a bathing suit sits in a bathtub. There are bowls of purple, blue, and pink bubble foam around him.

What’s a bubble foam bathtub?

That is the story of placing bubble foam into my bathtub tub, how my toddler performed for an hour and I bought to sit down for a morning. Bubble foam bathtub, bless your candy actions coronary heart.

However wait. What’s bubble foam?

Oh my pal, bubble foam is the best sensory materials and past enjoyable for youths to play with.

It’s straightforward to make.

It’s clear to play with.

And also you in all probability (truly I KNOW!) you have got all of the supplies readily available to make this as a result of it’s simply cleaning soap and water.

So let’s get to it. Let’s make some bubble foam, add it to the tub, and invite our youngsters right into a quiet morning…

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Find out how to make a bubble foam bathtub

Right here’s the 411 for making bubble foam (get able to be blown away by its ease!).

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tear free bubble bathtub or physique wash
  • (non-obligatory) meals coloring

THAT’S IT. I advised you this was straightforward.

The ratio to recollect is 2:1 (water to cleaning soap)

For this bubble foam bathtub exercise, I made 3 batches of bubble foam (pink, turquoise, and purple). You can also make roughly however every batch adopted this similar recipe:

  • Mix water, cleaning soap, and meals coloring
  • Whip along with a hand mixer (or stand mixer or blender) till stiff peaks type

You’re making a bubble meringue (wink). Repeat for extra colours and head to the tub tub.

No hand mixer? No drawback! You can also make bubble foam in a blender. That’s what Friends Art Lab all the time does for her bubble foam.

A child in a bathing suit sits in a bathtub. There are bowls of purple, blue, and pink bubble foam around him.

Warning – bubble foam baths are slippery

I’ve had my youngsters play with bubble foam in nearly each scenario.

However within the bathtub, this will get slippery.

Our guidelines had been: NO STANDING. Sitting solely.

You’ll be able to put a towel down to your youngster to sit down on to chop down on a few of slippery.

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A child in a bathing suit sits in a bathtub. He is holding a red funnel full of purple bubble foam.

What to play with bubble foam

To make this bathtub much more enjoyable, I added whisks, funnels, spoons, and cups to play with, combine, and create.

My 3 yr previous had a ball.

As he performed, he experimented with combining colours and imaginative play. It was wonderful.

When my son was “achieved” with the bubble foam half, we turned on the tub tub and turned this into one epic bubble bathtub.

A two for one exercise.

I sat on the ground to oversee and sat for an hour (or ought to I say, sittervised). It was wonderful.

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A child in a bathing suit sits in a bathtub. There is blue bubble foam all around him.

What are youngsters studying with bubble foam?

We don’t must justify play with “how is that this academic?” as a result of we all know that each one play is studying.

However generally it’s enjoyable to contemplate how youngsters are utilizing an exercise to develop their expertise and talents.

On this bubble foam bathtub, my youngster is:

  • Participating with a sensory materials
  • Engaged on unbiased play expertise
  • Creating an imaginative play world
  • Utilizing numerous motor expertise and life expertise
  • Experimenting with colours and bubbles

It’s “simply” cleaning soap and water and but, it turns into an entire lot of studying for a younger youngster.

A child reaches into a blue bowl of bubble foam. His is in a swim suit, surrounded by other bowls of pink and purple foam.

Incessantly Requested Questions

What age is a bubble foam bathtub for?

Bubble foam is NOT style protected so preserve that in thoughts when deciding to do it along with your youngster. It additionally does get slippery so be certain that your youngster is ready to play inside a set of boundaries. It’s extra about levels of growth than ages with this exercise.

Will bubble foam stain?

It shouldn’t! Meals coloring is water soluble and rinses clear when diluted with sufficient water. On this scenario, we’re utilizing a drop or two in a full cup of water. You probably have any considerations about your rest room or tub, you may all the time skip the colour!

Can you employ bubble foam exterior?

Sure! We use it exterior within the water desk. It’s one in all my youngsters’ favourite summertime actions.

Susie Allison, M. Ed

Proprietor, Creator

Susie Allison is the creator of Busy Toddler and has greater than 2 million followers on Instagram. A former trainer and early childhood training advocate, Susie’s parenting e-book “Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting” is on the market on Amazon.

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