Children at Please Touch Museum use bubble wrap to create sound of fireworks

Bubble Stomp Fireworks was one of many Independence Day themed activities.

Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
Bubble Stomp Fireworks

Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some children who might be too young to stay up for the fireworks Wednesday night participated in their own fireworks show at the Please Touch Museum for Independence Day.

Bubble Stomp Fireworks, using bubble wrap, was one of the Please Touch Museum's many Independence Day themed activities that took place in celebration of the Fourth of July.

"It's a large collaborative of music and movement, where kids get to just stomp on the bubble wraps and imagine the sounds of the fireworks and create their own fireworks show using their feet," said Natalie Tahsler, Please Touch Museum Manager of Education. "We're also making fireworks using art, so the bubble stomp was using our body to make fireworks and then we're using oil pastels in our art studio."

"It was really big and I really liked jumping on it and making lots of noises," said one young girl.

The goal, Tahsler says, is to teach the children the meaning of the Independence Day holiday.

"During the Fourth of July we really want kids to stop and think why are we celebrating this day and what is a birthday party and how do we celebrate America's birthday and the notion of being free," she said. "The Please Touch Museum has a strong history with the 100th birthday of America, so we had a puppet take the kids on a tour of our centennial exploration."

What did kids like best about the museum's holiday activities?

"It was fun because I got to do it with my little brother," said another young girl.