by Amy Hunt
What a pleasant treat to walk out into a warm, sunny day. Shake off those winter blahs and those heavy coats and explore the beautiful springtime. My twelve month old daughter sits at the front door and begs to go outside and play in the sunshine. She has recently learned to walk, so she takes it upon herself to cruise around the backyard and try to eat every blade of grass and dirt clod in sight.
To try and deter her from the dirt, I dug out the old bottle of bubbles—you know the economy size bottle. What a treat it was to see her chase the bubbles around the yard. She giggles in delight each time she is able to catch up with one, and quickly clap it in her hands.
My daughter and I were not left alone for long. Neighborhood kids soon joined us and we had a bubble party. We dumped the bubbles into a jelly roll pan, and tried to blow bubbles through everything from coat hangers, to pipe cleaners, to kitchen strainers—some things didn’t work too well. We played in the bubbles till we were all covered in suds.
Plan a springtime bubble party with your family and see what creative bubble blowing methods you can invent. Invest in a few jugs of bubbles or you can make your own. Bubbles can be fun for all ages.
2 cups warm water
6 tablespoons glycerin
6 tablespoons liquid dish soap
Dash of sugar