Bubble Rocket: Funrise Toy Inc., ages 6+, MSRP $16.99US
and what kid doesn't enjoy stomping around outside?
What if you
could combine the excitement of a stomp rocket and the classic
giggle fun of bubbles into one really cool kid powered stomp/bubble
Oh wait, Funrise
already did that - with the Gazillion Bubble Rocket.
comes unassembled and includes an 8oz. bottle of Gazillion bubbles.
It took the Crew literally a minute and a half to put the rocket
together, fill with bubble liquid, and get stomping. And stomp
just for little ones, right? Wrong! All ages enjoyed playing.
The best results we had were from our moderate stompers, who produced
a steady high flying rocket with a solid trail of bubbles. The
heavy footed stompers sent our rocket to the moon, but had barely
any bubbles. And our tiny tappers only made it up a few feet,
with a few bubbles.
We were surprised
at how well it actually did work, because so many bubble accessories
look like they will add a cool new twist to bubble blowing, then
wind up being disappointing. This
simple yet wonderful design really works!
We did get quite a bit of spray from the rocket as it took flight,
but no one really cared much. Bubbles are an outside, often messy
play experience anyway. (The stomp rocket can be used with or
without the bubble solution if you'd like.)
In short, the Gazillion Bubble Rocket is a real blast, but is
a fun educational experience, as well.
rockets are an excellent example of learning through play.
Your kids won't have the slightest idea that they are absorbing
the basic fundamentals of force and aerodynamics, cause and effect
and, of course, the science
this perfect summer toy gets kids playing outside and helps enhance
large motor skills, thinking, and problem solving. Did we mention
enjoying lots of laughs? Or generally having a grand ole time
with the Gazillion Bubble Rocket? We certainly did.
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of