by Elvira Woodruff
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: March 17, 2001
students will chuckle with delight when reading this book about
a boy who brings something very peculiar to class for show and
tell. This "bubble solution" turns all of the students,
including the teacher, into bubbles themselves! They then float
across town and are part of a very wild adventure! Ask your students
what it might be like to float across the sky and see everything
below them. Have them write their creative stories about their
new adventures. Once the stories are completed, create real models
of children in your class as "bubbles." Blow up small
water balloons and tie. Next, have your students paper machet
the balloons. Once they are dry (overnight), pop the balloon inside
and paint the balloon. You will want your "people balloons"
to look similar to the ones in the book. If you have small pictures
of the children, have them cut out their heads and glue to the
front of the balloons. (If not, they can just draw a picture of
their head and glue on.) Then have your students color and cut
out legs and arms to attach to the balloon. Tie a piece of fishing
line to the tops and hang down at varying lengths from the ceiling.
They will look really great by their creative essays!