Bubble foam is a crowd favorite for all ages and bound to brighten up any day!

Set up Time: 5 minutes


  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 tbsp of dish soap with 1/2 cup warm water and a few drops of food coloring (optional)
  2. Mix with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes
  3. Place in a large bin for play!
  4. Repeat with additional colors as desired


This is best played outside to allow kids to full embrace the foam without worry of the mess but can be done inside (have a towel nearby). For some added fun outside, have the kids wash a little tikes car with the foam!


  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Equipment: Hand mixer, bowl, sensory bin

Learning Through Play

Language: Conversation – Use classic sensory activities like this to embed language about any topic of interest for the children. Serve-and-return interactions with a loving adult is an important part of children’s development, and sensory activities allow this to happen in a calming environment.

Social-Emotional: Self-Regulation – Children might swirl the colors together, might immerse their whole arms or feet in the bubbles, or may want to wash their favorite animal. This is great! When children enjoy a material, see where you can meet them where they are and encourage these types of positive interactions with a learning environment.

School Readiness: Sorting – Invite children to choose which color foam they want to make. What happens if we mix the colors? Sorting colors is a useful-id that children will use for a variety of school based learning activities in math, science, art, and more!

See this activity in the Rayz Kidz app along with the other fun sensory activities. Rayz Kidz is your trusted source for play-based activities featuring over 100 themes and 500+ hands-on activities and clear descriptions of the beautiful learning that is happening through play.