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In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
If you have time, use this activity to lead into or out of Activity 2, Story — We All Got Here Together.
Invite participants to join you at a work table. Explain that bubbles are magical; that the story they will (or did) hear today has to do with bubbles and where we came from. Say, in your own words:
The story does not answer questions. The story just lets us wonder—like the bubbles make us wonder—about how we come to be.
Dip one end of a straw in the solution. Hold the straw slightly above the surface and gently blow a bubble.
Demonstrate how to blow bubbles within bubbles: Remove the straw from the bubble. Make sure the straw is wet and then gently insert it in the top of the bubble, so it enters at a 45-degree angle. Blow gently to form another bubble. Repeat to form more bubbles in bubbles. Awesome!
Ask, in your own words:
Do you wonder why a bubble can burst so easily, and yet you can insert the straw back in and still not break it? It is fragile and strong at the same time. I sit here and look at this bubble and I think, "This is awesome!"
Invite the children to experience the awesomeness of bubbles with one or two partners to make a "bubble sculpture" that has bubbles within bubbles.
Share these tips:
This activity can get messy and slippery. Leave time for volunteers to help clean up.
Children with low tolerance may get frustrated if they cannot form a bubble sculpture after a few tries. Consider having a bottle of bubble solution with a blowing wand available.
It may helpful to establish rules of behavior prior to doing this activity, such as "We blow into straws only when they are in the solution."
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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