INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY

The Bubble Game

The Bubble Game will help build patience and impulse control in young children—while also having fun. Use this simple but fun activity with only one item needed: bubbles! Learn more here from expert Shenley Seabrook.

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Introduction

About

This is a wonderful game for parents and caregivers to play with children, especially those who need help harnessing their unbounded energy. Not only is it a fun activity to play because most young children just LOVE to pop bubbles— but it helps develop their impulse control and build patience!

Though everyone develops at a different pace, children can begin to learn impulse control as early as age 3 years. For some children, impulse control and patience is an ongoing struggle, which is why this Bubble Game is such a great activity for you to play with kids so they can practice these imperative life skills that will serve as they grow.

Pro Tip: You can play the Bubble Game at any time and any place. If you are worried about bubbles landing on your floor or carpet, however, we suggest playing outside.

Who It's For

Children ages 3 to 10 years old

Why It Empowers

The Bubble Game will empower young children by supporting their impulse control and self-regulation, as well as promote patience in a fun and entertaining way.

What's Needed

  • Approximately 10 minutes—or more if you're having fun!
  • Bubbles and a bubble wand
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    Meet The Expert


    Shenley Seabrook

    Shenley Seabrook is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works primarily with children and adolescents in a private practice setting. She is also a foster parent and lives with her husband and daughter in Indiana. Shenley recently wrote her first children’s book, We Have the Same Heart, which celebrates diversity, inclusion, and community service.