Bubble Hunt and Size Sort

*Age:  20 months actual/18 months adjusted

Some days, the hardest part of being a stay-at-home Mom is, well, staying home!  I typically try to get the twins out of the house at least once a day, but since today was the only day this week that we had nothing on the calendar, I thought we would just spend it relaxing at home.  However, the kiddos would have none of it, so after nap I set up an impromptu sensory/color/size awareness activity using things we had around the house.  Our most recent Little Minds session focused on the color yellow (I haven’t posted because I didn’t get many pictures) so I thought I would incorporate the color into our activity as a refresher before we host “Red Day” on Thursday.

Set Up:

First, I spread a cheap vinyl tablecloth on the floor for easy cleanup.  Best investment ever!  On top of that, I set out a mini muffin tin, a regular muffin tin, and a round cake pan.

Next, I gathered up various yellow toys and other objects and put them all in a large, shallow plastic container.

Now the fun part…bubbles!  Since we were staying inside to avoid the heat and mosquitos, I wanted bubbles but not tons of water.  I ended up just running water into a mixing bowl in the sink and squirting some dish soap into it to create mounds of bubbles, which I scooped up with a cup and my hands and transferred to the plastic tub.

I kept going until I had covered up all the yellow objects. It only took a few minutes, but the babies were rather impatient.

 Come on, Mom! Let’s get this show on the road!

As soon as I put the tub down on the floor, the little ones wasted no time diving into the bubbles and scooping them up with different containers.

I encouraged them to hunt for the objects I had hidden under the bubbles.  When they found an item, we talked about it and then picked a spot for it based on its size using the pans I had set out.  After I demonstrated a few times, Sydney was all about doing it herself.

See? Itty bitties went in the mini-muffin tin, medium sized objects in the regular muffin tin, and larger items went into the round cake pan.

Meanwhile, Will was trying desperately to blow clumps of bubbles all over the kitchen.  He has the idea of blowing down pretty well, but doesn’t quite get his lips puckered up right, so he ends up mostly sputtering and spitting everywhere :)  I think it’s adorable, but it sure annoys him to pieces!

 Don’t blow a gasket!

 Laughing at his own sound effects.

Syd joined in, too.


 Stinker 😉


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  1. How fun is this! It looks like the kids had a good time. Thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. We hope to see you next week.

  2. Gosh, he is a looker! I love the idea of using the pans for sorting. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!


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