Well, bubbles are all over for the 2015-2016 school year. Conclusion: great opening unit. I've been trying to find one of those for a while, but it is tough to find a balance with timing, fun, and ease for new program assistants. The chatter I'm hearing tells me this was it. We need to work on some space issues, as one of our sites was required to do all of this out doors at 106 degrees. Sigh.
Try it at home:
Big Bubbles: Inyokern put children inside the bubbles! Pour 2-3 inches of bubble mix into the bottom of a kiddie pool. Place a sturdy box or step in the center. Use a hula hoop as a bubble "wand" and draw the bubble up around your child. Voila!
Bubble Solution (I got the recipe from the Exploratorium):
1 gallon water
2/3 cup blue Dawn dish soap
2-3 tbsp glycerine (check in the pharmacy by stomach medicines)
For best results, shake together and let set for 1-2 weeks!