Nice activities for the 1st day of school. The "I'm bubbling with excitement that you are in my class." bookmarks, are a cute surprise left on students' desks. Add a small bottle of bubbles as a gift, and you've made children feel especially welcome. Allow children to blow bubbles at recess or take them out at the end of the day. They can count how many bubbles they blew in 1 breath. Graph the results on the enclosed template.
Print off the bubble picture cards from 1-20, laminate and cut out. Students use opalescent flat-backed "marbles" as manipulatives, to show how many bubbles.
Older students can match the number word bubble, to the picture cards.
For a "get the wiggles" out game, have students use their paper bubble wands, as magnifying glasses, to find bubbles hidden around the room, or use them as an assessment tool for a whole group identification activity.