Youth Ideas - Bubbly Christians
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Everyone loves soap bubbles - Preschoolers, Children, Youth and Adults. They gleam and sparkle in all the colors of the rainbow. They float along and drift in delightful and unexpected ways. They come in all sizes and shapes, and can be caught or set free, alone or connected. But one thing is true of all bubbles. There will come a time when each bursts and is forever lost. Bubbles do not last forever. They remind us to focus on this things that last forever.
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- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Everyone loves soap bubbles Preschoolers, Children, Youth and Adults. They gleam and sparkle in all the colors of the rainbow. They float along and drift in delightful and unexpected ways. They come in all sizes and shapes, and can be caught or set free, alone or connected. But one thing is true of all bubbles. There will come a time when each bursts and is forever lost. Bubbles do not last forever. They remind us to focus on this things that last forever.
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- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com What You Need 1. Soap Bubbles You can buy ready-made soap bubble solutions with wands inside, but it is so much cheaper to make your own by simply mixing together the following ingredients in a container: 1/4 cup glycerin You can find it at drugstores 1/2 cup dish soap Various dish washing detergents will have different characteristics so experiment a little to get the best solution. 2 cups warm water Distilled water is recommended by some.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com 2. Bubble Wands For bubble wands you can use pipe cleaners, plastic lids with a hole cut in the center, a can or round plastic container with the bottom cut out, fly swatters, a slotted spoon, a wire whisk, cookie cutters, strainers, cheese graters, or a clothes hanger wrapped tightly with cotton string.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Games using Soap Bubbles Biggest Bubble Using a bubble wand, see which team can blow the biggest bubble without popping it. Biggest Bubble using only your hands Put your fingers together so they form an opening, dip your hands in a bowl of bubble solution to get a bubble film, and if you blow gently, you can make bubbles up to two feet in diameter. Bubble Archery Place a bullseye target at the end of the room. Youth must blow a bubble from behind the line and then use their breath to blow it into the target to get points.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Baseball Divide the youth into teams and have them stand in line one behind the other. Set up a turn around point at some distance from the starting line. One at a time the someone from each team will blow a bubble and catch it on their wand. They must then run to the turn around point and back to their team with out losing or popping their bubble. When they return to the start then the next person in line goes. If a bubble pops or they lose their bubble from their wand they must run back to the start and begin again. The team with all their players to finish first wins.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Blast - With just one breath, see who can blow the most bubbles. If you get a good deep breath, youll be amazed just how many bubbles you can blow! Bubble Catch - Blow a limited number of bubbles then youth run after them and try to catch them on their wand. If they pop the bubble or dont manage to catch one they are out. Bubble Count - One youth blows bubbles while you call out a number. The first person to pop that many bubbles wins.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Dodgeball Youth each get a bubble wand and bubbles and staying in a designated area they try to blow bubbles at each other. If a bubble pops on you, you are out. Players must be stationary in one spot and can only pivot on one foot, but can duck and twist to avoid the bubbles. They can even blow them away.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Float - Who can float one bubble in the air the longest before it pops. Youth can keep their bubble floating in the air the longest by blowing gently underneath it. Variation, give the team 30 seconds to blow the bubbles. After the 30 seconds is finished, time them until the last bubble pops. Bubble Freeze Youth blow bubbles on a paper plate and then, before the bubbles pop, put them in the freezer. Biggest frozen bubble wins.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Pop Form pairs or teams. One person (or more) blows the bubbles while another person pops them. The pair / team who pops the most bubbles in 1 minute wins. Make it more difficult by not allowing them to use their hands. Change it up by requiring the bubbles to be popped with different body parts nose, ear, elbows, foot, etc.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Race Divide the youth into teams. Teams line up in single file lines. Mark off a finish line at least ten feet away. The person at the front of the line must blow a bubble and he or she must then guide that bubble across the finish line. He or she then runs back to the team and sends the next person to do the same thing. If anyones bubble pops or floats away, they must go back and start all over. This continues until every member of one team gets a bubble over the line and makes it back to her team.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Bubble Race - Youth must blow their bubble along the race track and across the finish line! Bubble Stack One person blows a bubble while another catches it on the bubble wand. Another team member blows another bubble, which also must be caught and placed on top of the first bubble. The team with the highest stack at the end of sixty seconds wins. Highest Bubble Who can blow a bubble the highest into the air?
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Mega Bubble This game from Minute to Win it requires the youth to first blow a bubble from behind a starting line, then use their own hot air to move it across the play area and through a waiting hoop that is hung from the ceiling. The smaller the hoop, the more difficult the challenge. You can also increase the distance to the hoop to increase the challenge. Rules: You cannot touch the bubbles
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com If a bubble bursts while traveling through the hoop it does not count it must actually go through the hoop and be seen on the other side. You may not touch the hoop itself. If a player must return to the beginning and start again, he or she must be standing behind the foul line to blow the next set of bubbles. Nested Bubbles Blow bubbles inside of bubbles. Using straws, who can get the most bubbles inside of a bubble without it popping.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL Use the games as a discussion starter about the things in life that are temporary vs. eternal. MAKE IT SPIRITUAL What do all bubbles have in common? Eventually they all burst! What are some things that last forever? What are some things that we strive for in life that are only temporary? Why is it so much easier to focus on the temporary things?
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com Some bubble last longer than others, but in the end the bubble bursts. The same is often true of lifes attractions. What are some things in life that may at first seem long lasting but in reality are only temporary? Explain that each bubble is filled with air. While you cannot see the air you know its there because it gives the bubble its shape. In life sometimes we must believe in what we cannot see and this is called faith.
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com How is faith related to the desire to live for things that are eternal rather than temporary? Bubbles grab our attention. So do the things of the world. In fact the bubble is like a small little world. What are some of the things in life that grab our attention?
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com MAKE IT PRACTICAL What are the characteristics of a person that is living for eternal things? What things do they live for? Focus on? Strive for? How can a reminder that so many things are temporary change the way a person thinks and lives life? How can having an eternal perspective on things affect a persons focus? Dreams? Aspirations? Actions? Priorities?
- www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.creativeobjectlessons.com MAKE IT PERSONAL What are some of the priorities in your life right now? Are these things more beneficial for the here and now or for the eternal? Are you focused on things that will last? What would change if you had a more eternal perspective on life?