Bubble Gum Day Fun
- Bubble Gum Wrapper Collage
Obtain many bubble gum wrappers. (It may be a good idea to ask parents to help.) Have the children glue the bubble gum wrappers to a piece of paper and make a collage.
- Gum Removal
Getting gum out of clothes and hair can be real trouble! Conduct a science experiment on the best method for removing gum. Use this site for ideas and suggestions. http://www.tipking.co.uk/tip/4451.html
- How is Gum Made?
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/nttidb/lessons/nh/bubblnh.html – this site is a very in depth science lesson on bubble gum that has children exam how gum is made and compare/contrast various brands.
- Bubble Gum Day
Read the Trouble Gum book on the first Friday in February to celebrate Bubble Gum Day. These two site have other ideas to make it a bubbly day. http://bubblegumday.com and http://www.stusmith.com/pdfFiles/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Gum%20Day%20Activities.pdf
- Bubble Gum Tall Tales
http://www.readtomelv.com/lesson-plans/the-gum-chewing-rattler-lesson-plan.pdf – learn about tall tales and make your own at this link.
- Other Fun Bubble Gum Books
~Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
~Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist by Ruth Spiro
~The Bubble Gum Kid by Stu Smith.
- Bubble Gum Scoring Rubric
Try teaching students how a narrative writing will be scored with this lesson on chewing gum. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3735 Can easily be adapted to most grade levels.
- The History of Bubble Gum
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/bubblegum.htm – use this site to discuss the history or bubble gum and find out who invented it. http://www.education.com/files/93201_93300/93286/file_93286.pdf – this link will give you a nice timeline to easily follow the history.
- By Golly By Gum
http://allthingsfrommyhart3.blogspot.com/2008/04/by-golly-by-gum.html – use this site to conduct an experiment to see how much sugar is in a regular stick of gum or bubble gum.
- Bubble Gum Science Fun
http://www.sciencespot.net/Media/bgumphysics.pdf – use this site to have fun doing all kinds of experiments with bubble gum.
- Bubble Gum Trivia Game
http://www.sciencespot.net/Media/bgumtrivia.pdf – use this site to learn more about Bubble Gum and test your knowledge.
- Bubble Gum Math Sheets
http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/bubblegum-addition and http://printables4kids.com/gumball-math-color-by-number
- Musical Bubble Gum
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MusicBubbleGumBandQuarterNotes46.htm – this site has a neat lesson for music teachers. It might also be adapted for the classroom or media center.
Compiled by Shannon Ayrish