Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The weather has turned to rain, again, and I planned an
outdoor art activity to do in the rain but just before we
were to go out, the rain stopped.
So we quickly changed it to "bubble blowing and catching".
We didn’t go far, just outside the front of the school.
We placed the clipboard with paper on to the ground as a target then
started blowing bubbles. That was our first discovery; which way is the
wind blowing? We needed to move to the other side of the clipboard.
Then we blew and blew and blew.
And tried to catch the bubbles as they floated around us.
We started to collect bubbles to make art.
Our second discovery; bubbles will disappear from the paper.
Our third discovery; bubbles will last longer stuck to the wall then
they did on the paper.
The children began to build bubble sculptures on the wall.
They learned that the sculptures could be changed by popping some bubbles
and adding more.
And look what we could see inside the bubble – us!
We saw our reflection and a rainbow.
Such a simple idea was not only fun but educational.