Monday, May 5, 2014

Welcome to Bubble Mania!

Librarian-students all had a chance to create/report out a program they developed as a final project. Each considered the goals of the program, format (active, passive), how much time/money it might take and described how it was or would be done. Gina from WI shared this idea.

This is a new event at the library for preschoolers and their parents.  This is a fun yet still educational program that is guaranteed to provide lots of smiles and giggles.

The children will learn what bubbles are made from, they will make their own bubble solution and by doing this they will be using tools such as measuring cups. We will also talk about what happens if there is too much water or not enough water in the solution. They will have a chance to make their own bubble wands out of different items to see what works and what doesn’t. We will talk about sizes, how small of a bubble can they make, how big a bubble can the make and even see if they can make a square bubble?

This will allow the kids to get messy, have fun and still learn at the same time right here at the library.

Everything will be provided by the library including snacks so bring your little one down to the Boscobel Public Library where fun and learning go together.
Join us on July 19th at 2 p.m. for a bubbly good time.

Age Group: Preschoolers (0-5)

Program Type: Active (one time event)

Length: 60 minutes

Staff time/Preparation: 60 minutes using 2 staff members

Budget: $9 for the purchase of soap. Snacks provided by a library board member. We will be borrowing swimming pools, tubs and measuring cups from volunteers.

Collection: Will have on display books on water activities including math and science concepts, summer activity and other craft books. Will also have on hand activities sheets to take home on how to make bubbles at home along with other water activities including some finger plays and songs.


1.       Gather in the kids room at the library and welcome kids and their families to this new event.

2.       Read a simple book non-fiction or fiction on bubbles

3.       Talk about how bubbles are made. Can ask the kids how they think bubbles are made. Talk about how you could make different sized bubbles.

4.       Go downstairs to the clubroom and make wands and their own bubble solution.

5.       Head outside with their wands to play area and have fun with BUBBLES!

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

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