Preschool Lesson Plan: Bubbles Theme

For today’s preschool homeschool theme, we are going to talk about bubbles. Some days the boys’ attention span is difficult to manage so items that I planned for the unit sometimes get thrown out the window. Today was definitely one of those days where they couldn’t complete activities and I couldn’t hold their attention.

Art

Project: Bubble wrap painting

Materials needed: paint, bubble wrap, shape templates, paper plates, construction paper

Materials for bubble wrap painting project

To prepare for today’s preschool art project, I cut out pieces of the bubble wrap into various shapes: stars, squares, hearts, circles, triangles and hexagons.

Bubble wrap painting

The boys dipped the bubble wrap shapes bubble side down into the paint colors and then stamped the shapes onto their pieces of construction paper.

Painting with bubble wrap

The end result made for some pretty neat looking art pieces!

Finished bubble wrap paintings

Music and Movement

We had three songs to listen to for music and movement. Two were generally bubble-themed and the third one was about hand washing. Since we are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, every reminder to maintain clean hands is helpful and it definitely fits into today’s theme.

Bubbles Song – The Kiboomers
Wash Your Hands – Pinkfong
Bubble Song – YooHoo TV

Science

For science, we watched a video on what bubbles are!

Fun With Bubbles! – SciShow Kids

Storytime

For storytime, we read three stories about bubbles: Bubble Trouble, Clifford Counts Bubbles and Big Bad Bubble.

Bubble Trouble by Oakley Graham and Jennie Poh
Clifford Counts Bubbles by Norman Bridwell
Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin

Hope you and your family are staying safe and sane!

* Background: We are all going through some chaotic and concerning times at the moment. On Friday, March 13, 2020, our family began our process of social distancing and staying put in our homes. That means we found ourselves with two preschool-aged children at home. I took it upon myself to continue their preschool education while we find ourselves coping with this change in our daily norm.

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