Calm Down Kids- Blow Bubbles!

by Alissa Marquess on May 11, 2012

 

How do you get three kids to go from screeching and grouchy to quiet and calm?

 (you’ll think this is too simple)

Give them straws and bowls with water and a squirt of dishsoap and show them how to blow bubbles.Calm Down Kids

How do you get a toddler overcome her fear of the bath?

(you guessed it)

Show her how to blow bubbles in the bowl sitting in the bathtub.

All you need is a squirt of dish soap and an inch or two of water in a bowl or Tupperware container.

  • Give the kids straws and let them blow bubbles until the bowl overflows.
  • You can hide toys in the bubbles or drop them onto the bubble tower.
  • Try making a bubble bigger by putting a straw into it and blowing.

Blowing bubbles stimulates deeper, more regular, breathing naturally calming your child’s mind and besides- it’s fun!

{fair warning} I have heard of a toddler who later used this idea to try and blow bubbles in the dog water, making her mom and dad all grossed out, but then- perhaps these folks need to learn to hide the dog food and the dog water better…

4 comments
Tina
Tina

my "kids", (I'm a tods teacher, and yes,I know they're not goats!) suck up the water. But bubbles do work! almost any kind of water play will calm my class down.

Tricia
Tricia

great advice!!!! nbubbles are so simple and mobile!

Emma
Emma

So simple, so effective, thanks for the idea! xo

Jen@Plain Vanilla Mom
Jen@Plain Vanilla Mom

We love bubbles! They are amazingly calming. When the babe gets fussy all I need to do it blow some bubbles or pop him into a bubble bath...works every time!

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