Bubble Gum Day

Bubble Gum Day Fun

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Bubble Gum Trivia Game
    http://www.sciencespot.net/Media/bgumtrivia.pdf – use this site to learn more about Bubble Gum and test your knowledge.
  12. Bubble Gum Math Sheets
    http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/bubblegum-addition and http://printables4kids.com/gumball-math-color-by-number
  13. 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