Fun with Oobleck

oobleckOne of my fondest memories as a teacher is spending afternoons playing oobleck with the children in class. What’s oobleck you might ask? It’s basically cornstarch goo.

Oobleck is a great sensory experience for the little ones (children 18 months to 3 years) and even the older children will enjoy it too. Oobleck acts like a liquid and oozes through your fingers when you grab it gently. But acts like a solid when a force is applied to it. I never get tired of playing with oobleck. It’s intriguing, fun and therapeutic, even for an adult.

Oobleck is inexpensive and it provides endless opportunities for both play and learning. All you need to do is to mix 1 cup of cornstarch and half a cup of water  in a large bowl (add a few drops of food colouring if you like), and voilà!

I hope you will have as much fun with your child as I did! :)

Recommended book: BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK by Dr. Suess

*image source: google images


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