I totally stole this idea. Margaret of Minnesota Mom posted about it several years ago. She totally stole the idea from someone else. You totally have permission to steal it from me. And the cycle goes on...
The ingredients are simple and I bet you already have them around your house.
- Dish soap
- A shallow pan (or two or more, depending on the number of rug-rats in your household)
- Someone with a lot of air to expel
(I'm guessing that you can devise the what to do with the ingredients from seeing the above picture.)
This activity easily entertained children of both genders ranging from the age of 2 to 10 for an hour or two (though not continously).
After Clara got a real life lesson on the necessity of blowing through the straw rather than sucking, she wasn't too keen on trying to create the bubbles herself. Luckily her older siblings were generally happy to oblige, as was her mother.
And a fun, bickering-free afternoon was enjoyed by all.