June 01, 2016

Rainbow Soap Fun!

This was one of my boys favourite activities! It is perfect for a warm sunny day.  The boys loved helping me make it to helping me tidy it up. This was a hit and we will definitely be doing this again this summer!


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Here’s what you will need:


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For a small container:

  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. dish soap (Dawn works great!)
  • Food colouring (as desired)
  • For a large container:
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 4 tbsp. dish soap
  • Food colouring

Mix all ingredients into a bowl.  Using electric mixer, mix until bubbles have risen and the mixture is almost capping when you are mixing.  My older son loved helping with this.


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Pour each mixture by hand into the container that the children will be playing in.  I loved showing my little man the colours we were working with and talking to him about the colours.


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We wanted to make a rainbow so I did 3 colours. You could add as many colours as you would like or just have one! The boys thought this was amazing!


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I told them to dig in and for about 10 minutes all they did was move the soap around and scoop it. It is such a cool sensory feeling.


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Then I got a few of their trucks out.  I told them to work together (working on team and taking turns) and giving their cars a car wash. They loved this! After about 15 minutes the colouring had faded and fell to the bottom. That didn’t stop my guys from playing!


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They loved it! Sure will be fun to try different colours and more bubbles next time!

Happy discovering!