Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Whisking-up some Bubbles

This idea was given to me by "Discovering Montessori" who commented on one of my posts last week. The instant it was mentioned I knew Ty would love it! Ty has been bummed about it being too cool to play in his water table outdoors (and our floors aren't conducive to water play inside unfortunately), so a lot of Practical Life with water has been quite attractive to him. I'd let him play in the sink but he knows that standing on chairs is unsafe and won't do it. We need a Learning Tower badly!

All that was needed for this work was a bowl, a whisk, and some dish soap! I placed a tray underneath and provided his sponge for cleaning-up spills. We once had a small whisk that would have been better suited for Tyler, but it disappeared from one of his drawers in the kitchen and hasn't yet been found... Kids are so good at hiding things!

He alternated between his left and right hands... We're still not sure which way he will go!

Examining some bubbles on the whisk

Learning a skill that includes bubbles, water and grown-up tools! What's not to love for a toddler?! 


  1. What an awesome idea! I think we will do that when nap time is over! My son LOVES water play...but I don't love the clean up so we usually avoid it!

  2. Oh, that is terrific fun! We did that too over the summer, outside on the patio. Inside I've given my toddler his own long-handled scrub brush and he loves playing with bowls of soapy water in the sink and feeling the bristles too. I just love reading your blog and am passing on to you the Liebster Blog Award!

  3. Old fashioned soap flakes are great for this you can whisk till it is quite a firm mousse consistency! What fun X

  4. So cute! looks fun - great, simple idea!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    That sounds really neat Lizzie! Thank you for sharing!