5 Bubble Songs for Babies

Mother And Baby Girl Having Fun OutdoorsBlowing bubbles is one of the world’s oldest and most popular activities for young children. The wonder, awe and stimulation that bubbles provide, represent an exciting way to encourage your baby’s curiosity and learning.

Singing a little song while you blow the bubbles for your baby makes it all the more fun. It also makes the experience multi-sensory, providing simultaneous visual, haptic (touch) and auditory stimulation. This allows more cognitive connections and associations to be made with a concept and provides a more effective way of learning.

Here are 5 songs that you can sing to your baby (in between blows) the next time you’re blowing bubbles.

1. Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

(Sarah Richard-Preston 2012)

I wrote this little song when my eldest child was a baby and I would sing it with her every time we blew bubbles (and still do!). It’s taken from Session 3 of The Bubble Box Music Activities for Babies Program, and the video features actions that you might also like to try.

Lyrics

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles in the air
Bubbles, Bubbles Floating down
Bubbles Bubbles hit the ground. POP!

2. Bubbles

(tune:  My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean)  If you can’t remember the tune check out Activity 3 of the Free Session from my program. It takes less than a minute to sign up!

Lyrics

The bubbles flew over the flowers.
The bubbles flew over the trees.
The bubbles flew over the grass.
So many bubbles, I see.

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3. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

(Jaan Kenbrovin* and John William Kellette 1919)

This is a beautiful song which my Grandma used to sing to me when I was a little girl.  If you don’t already know it, have a listen to get an idea of the tune. The video is also from Session 3 of my program.

Verse 1

I’m dreaming dreams,
I’m scheming schemes,

I’m building castles high.
They’re born anew,
their days are few,

Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning!

Chorus

I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high, nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams they fade and die.
Fortune’s always hiding,
I’ve looked everywhere,
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

Verse 2

When shadows creep,
when I’m asleep,
To lands of hope I stray!
Then at daybreak,
when I awake,
My bluebird flutters away.
Happiness, you seem so near me,
Happiness, come forth and cheer me!

 Repeat Chorus

4. Pop Go the Bubbles 

(tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)

Lyrics

We dip our wands in the bubble soap.
We wave them all around.
The bubbles go up in the air.
Pop! Go the bubbles. 

5. 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Bubbles 

(tune: 10 Little Indians)

Lyrics

1 little, 2 little, 3 little bubbles
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bubbles
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bubbles
10 little bubbles go pop, pop, pop

Pop those, pop those, pop those bubbles
Pop those, pop those, pop those bubbles
Pop those, pop those, pop those bubbles
10 little bubbles go pop, pop, pop  

About Sarah Richard-Preston

I create and present music activities for you to share with your baby. I demonstrate the activities through streaming videos, right here on The Bubble Box website. I'm a qualified teacher and have 6 years experience in early childhood settings and am passionate about early childhood education, music and the developmental benefits music promotes. Join me online for a FREE 8 week babies music program today, and start making the most of your precious baby time.

2 Responses to 5 Bubble Songs for Babies

  • Esther 20/04/2017 at 8:57 pm #

    Thank you so much Sarah for sharing these ideas!! I absolutely love the songs!! I lead a free music group for babies and small children but don’t actually have a background in music or early childhood education so I’m forever looking for new songs and activities to introduce. It’s wonderful that there are creative people like you out there who are willing to share their ideas with others. Much appreciated!!!

    • The Bubble Box 23/04/2017 at 10:41 am #

      You are very welcome Esther! I really appreciate your feedback. It is fantastic that you are sharing music with a group of other parents and babies, even if you do not have a musical or early childhood background – music and the joy of sharing music is for everyone! I am so glad that you have found my program useful. Best wishes, Sarah.

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