Monday, July 27, 2009

A Teachers View: Bubbles!!

I am blessed to live next to a elementary school teacher who loves my kids and we love her!! She has multiple education degrees and is the first person I run to when I am worried about speech, development or anything learning related!! She has agreed to write a weekly post for me on some common concerns involving little ones and just great ideas! If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed, please e-mail me at


Here in Columbus we are fortunate to have COSI, our local science/hands-on/more fun than a barrel of monkeys museum. One of the biggest draws at COSI has always been their bubbles. It was always one of the first stops we made when I was little and my students and baby-sitting kiddos love them too. COSI’s bubbles are super strong so they last forever when you’re playing with them. Even better, they are made with things you probably already have at home!

COSI Bubble Recipe

1 gallon water (use a clean plastic milk jug and fill almost to top, leaving a little room)
¼ cup glycerin (available at your pharmacy – you may have to ask for it at the counter)
½ cup Dawn dishwashing liquid (yup…straight up Dawn)

Combine all ingredients and let sit for at least 24 hours. The longer it sits, the better it gets. Enjoy with the bubble toys that are scattered around your garage (I’m not the only one, right?).