Beat the summer boredom with Oobleck! There is so much educational FUN and learning that takes place when kids play and explore.
Have you tried Oobleck? Oh my...this is SO much FUN!
I started by asking the girls a few questions:
What does it smell like? Bananas. Okay...it doesn't actually smell like anything, but their response was cute.
What do you think it feels like? Mashed bananas. I think their responses are coming from the fact that we made banana bread the other day:)
What do you think will happen when you touch it? I don't know.
This is a great way for kids to start thinking about Science and the Scientific Method.
Oobleck is a simple recipe made of:
* 1 part water to 1.5-2 parts cornstarch.
It acts like a liquid and it acts like a solid. When you slowly pour it, it flows like a liquid. When you squeeze it or punch the Oobleck, it will feel like a solid. It crumbles in your hands when you rub them together and is actually a fluid called a dilatant.
What I really like about Oobleck is that it is easy to clean up!
Keep it super fun AND educational this summer!
**Warning: This is not good for your drains! Don't put it down the drain!