Bubble Wrap is so much fun at any age! Here you'll find games that are fun for almost anyone, from Hopscotch to Bingo! There are ways to adapt each to the age group that will be participating, and the setting. Many would be fun ice breakers in school, but all are great at home. Go grab a box of bubble wrap and get ready for some fun!
1. Bubble Wrap Candy Game
I couldn't resist this one. It's so much fun and kids love to pop the bubble wrap while trying to get some candy. You can use any candy you'd like, which is great too. Get ready for a poppin' good time.
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2. Bubbly Ball Bowling
Grab a few sheets of bubble wrap and make a ball. Then use it to knock over your "pins". You can use whatever you have around the house for this and keep score to see who gets the most pins down!
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3. Bubble Wrap Twister
Twister is always a good game, but add a layer of bubble wrap on top of the mat, and you've got a bubble wrap game that's a blast.
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4. Bubble Wrap Roulette
Spin the wheel to see what object you will be popping that bubble wrap with. Set a timer and see who pops the most in that time. You can provide so many different things, which is what really makes this a fun game.
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5. Bubble Wrap Hopscotch
This is not your traditional game of hopscotch. Grab a permanent marker and write numbers on individual squares of bubblewrap and then play as you normally would. This is a great way to have fun with bubble wrap, both inside and out.
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6. Don't Pop the Bubbles
This game challenges you to not pop the bubbles. Just roll out some bubble wrap for each child and whoever pops the least amount of bubbles wins. Kids will love this bubble wrap game.
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7. Sumo Wrestling
This is my favorite bubble wrap activity by far! Wrap those kids up in bubble wrap and see who can bump the other out of the designated area. I would do this one outside, but it's up to you.
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8. Elephant Stomp
Get ready for some stomping, elephant style. It is suggested to use the larger-sized bubble wrap for this one. All you need to do is roll out the bubble wrap and add some elephants. Have kids see who can pop the most bubbles around each elephant or come up with your own idea.
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9. Bubble Wrap Bingo
I love that this can be modified for however you want to use it, from traditional numbers to a review of letter sounds, the possibilities are endless. It does take a bit more prep than some of the other games, however, it's totally worth it.
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10. Bubble Wrap Freeze Dance
Cover the floor with bubble wrap, turn up the music, and let those kids pop away. When you turn the music off, any pops you hear after, tells you who is eliminated. I love this fun twist on a classic game.
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11. Rolling Pin Races
Here's another one where you roll that bubble wrap out on the floor and give kids a set time to see how many bubbles they can pop. It also helps with gross motor skills for younger kids.
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12. Blindfolded Bubble Wrap Path
This game can be played in a few ways. One is to blindfold one child and have another guide them along the laid-out path. Another is to blindfold all the kids and see who does the best to stay on their path. I think that it all depends on the age of the kids involved.
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13. Body Slam Painting
Here's another fun game. Take a sheet of bubble wrap, and wrap it around each child. Then add paint and see who can cover their sheet of craft paper first. It can also just be an art activity with the same setup, just a different goal. Either way, it's a fun way to paint with bubble wrap.
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14. Popping a Rainbow
Tape a sheet or squares of bubble wrap over construction paper lined up in a rainbow. See who can get to the finish line first. This is the perfect bubble wrap game for younger children, but can also be made more challenging by creating paths and calling out colors to jump to.
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15. Runway Poppin' Game
Similar to the rainbow game, kids race to the end of their bubble wrap path. Whoever finishes first, wins. It's a good alternative if you don't have construction paper for rainbow jumps or when using it with kids that don't know their colors yet.
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16. Bubble Wrap Road
Tape down bubble wrap in paths and let kids race cars around on them. You could even time them and see who gets the furthest or just let them play on it. This is another good game for younger kids.
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17. Bubble Party
The ultimate birthday party setup is here. Bubble-wrapped tables and dance floor equals hours of fun, especially for the more active child. I wouldn't mind a bubble wrap table cloth at the next party I got to.
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18. Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting
While this isn't technically a game, you surely can turn it into one. Maybe see who can cover their paper first or judge who makes the best design. You can get some neat textures with bubble wrap.
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19. Bubble Wrap Rug
I would totally turn this into an indoor game for a day with inclement weather. It would be awesome for indoor recess as well. Lay out a large amount of bubble wrap on the floor and secure it, so kids can run, or even roll across it. Call out different ways for them to move around even.
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See who can follow the directions the best by calling out colors to pop. Whoever follows best, wins. This would also be good for color recognition with younger kids, or just as a fun activity at a Fourth of July party.
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21. Egg Drop
While this one is more science experiment-like, you can make it into a game to see who can come up with the best design to protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a height. You'll need different-sized bubble wraps along with other materials to prepare your eggs for launch. I've done something similar as a science experiment with middle schoolers and they were so engaged throughout the whole process.
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22. Color Mixing
With younger kids, you could see who knows which primary colors need to mix in order to make other colors. With older kids, you could make it a challenge to see who can create the best new color. The color combinations are endless.
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