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Mess-Free Bubble Play Ideas

No matter how picky most toddlers are, there are some things that are just universally loved. One of those things is bubble play! If you have a toddler, chances are you already know how much fun your kiddo has with bubbles. However, bubble play can be messy, drippy, and sticky, making it a less-than-ideal activity for parents. However, bubble play is important not only for their entertainment and mental stimulation but  aids in their development, as well. If you’re looking for some mess-free bubble play ideas, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our favorite mess-free bubble play ideas and how to get your hands on our unique, mess-free, botanical bubble play set!

Benefits of Bubble Play

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We get it: Bubble play is drippy, messy, sticky, and often short-lived. While it might make you cringe for a moment when your toddler suggests bubble play as an activity, it’s important to keep up with it.  There are a ton of benefits to bubble play, including:

  • Oral motor skill development
  • Hand-eye coordination 
  • Gross and fine motor skill development
  • Help with social skills
  • Practice visual tracking with babies
  • Physical & occupational therapy benefits
  • Tactile and sensory fun

Fun Bubble Play Ideas

One of the many reasons parents might dislike bubble play, aside from the mess, can be that it is often a short-lived activity that requires more effort in set up and clean up. Luckily, there are many ways you can make bubble play more fun and interesting so that you can make the fun last longer!

Popping Without Using Hands

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Blow some bubbles and challenge your kiddos to pop as many of them as possible—without using their hands! Call out a body part, such as their elbow or feet, and instruct them to start popping. Your kids will love the challenge while also memorizing body parts and gaining confidence.

Practicing Breath Control

 

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Sit with your toddler and show them how blowing into the Spike Bubble Blower in different ways can affect the size and amount of bubbles that come out. Try short breaths, deep breaths, long breaths, and quick breaths to see what happens! Toddlers crave control—as you are well aware of!—and this is something that will fulfill that need while also practicing breath control, focus, and gaining confidence.

Make a Painting

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Set up a canvas and mix in a drop of waterproof paint with your  bubble solution. Instruct your kiddo to blow directly at the canvas, and watch their eyes widen as their creation comes to life! You can also use food coloring, soap dye, or dip in a marker. When set up on a splat mat, this can be a great indoor activity that can be expanded upon once dry. Have your toddler trace the circles, talk about the colors, and tons more!

Bubble Keepy-Uppy

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Did you know that if you gently blow on  our botanical bubble solution bubbles once they’re in the air, they won’t pop? Challenge your kiddos to keep a bubble “alive” as long as possible through gentle breathing, catching it with the top of the wand, or wetting their fingers with extra solution to make a gentle catch. Who can keep a bubble alive the longest?

Bring It In The Bath

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You can make bathtime more fun and interesting for your kiddos by just adding bubbles! We’re not just talking about the bubbles that go in the water: Bring your  Spike Sensory Bubble Set into the bath! The natural, botanical solution is safe to go into the bath and is actually great for the skin.

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Throw away those drippy, messy jugs and wands! Long-lasting, mess-free bubbles are here: Say hello to SPIKE’s Sensory Bubble Play!

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This sensory bubble toy gives tons of bubbles without the mess or soapy gooey residue. Perfect for sensory play, learning, bubble therapy, the classroom, birthday parties, special events, and more, this uniquely designed bubble system is non-toxic, calming, and worry-free for parents. Made with plant extracts, coconut oil, and purified water, this bubble toy is easy on sensitive skin.

If your toddler loves bubbles, but you hate the mess and constantly dipping a wand into a messy jug, you’re going to love how simple, easy, and mess-free this bubble blower is! Simply pour bubble solution into the tray, dip, and twirl the blower, and start blowing bubbles!

Seriously, this wand is truly mess-free: It was specially designed to minimize backflow, making it ideal for toddlers 3 and up to practice bubble blowing. Not only is bubble blowing fun,  it may even help with speech development!

  • EASY ON YOUR SKIN: Safer bubbles made with botanical ingredients for cleaner bubble play. Say no to harsh soap & detergents. 
  • SIMPLE FOR KIDS TO USE: Uniquely designed bubble blower makes lip rounding exercises easier & more fun! 
  • GREAT FOR DEVELOPMENT: Great for speech therapy, oral & motor developmental exercises, visual tracking & special awareness development.
  • FUN WITHOUT THE MESS: Oodles of long-lasting, mess-free bubbles make birthday parties, weddings & special events more memorable.

 

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