Happy First Day of Summer
Today is the first day of summer and we spent it in a very summery way! We had some friends over and spent the day playing outside! I carried our Ocean fun outside again today by making some Oobleck for the kids. Bunny has been saying how she only wants to do science, so I made sure that I explained the science behind how the molecules behaved and she felt like we really did science! (I didn’t know how it work, but this blog shared their knowledge). We also made some hypothesis about what we thought some ocean animals would do if they were placed in the oobleck. Bunny thought that they would float, they didn’t. It was interesting to see how the liquid really baffled them! Plus it was full of sensory fun! This is really an outside fun thing. The best part of it had to be that it just hosed right off! So how did I make it? Simple:
~ 2 Boxes of Corn Starch (or six cups)
~ 4 1/2 cups of water
~ Few drops of food coloring
Mix it all together in a big bowl. It should look watery on top, but be solid on the bottom. When you scoop it up, it should be hard and almost dry, but as it sits in your hand it will “melt”. Then its ready to play! There is a ton of interesting science involved with all of this, and a lot of opportunities to talked about states of matter and making hypothesis! Have you tried this before? What do you love best about this? Share your ideas! I hope your summer kicked off to a lot of fun too! Happy Summer!
Amy @ No Greater Honors
June 22, 2013 @ 2:39 am
I have seen this over and over and over and I think I am going to have to throw in the towel and try it! 🙂 Mess doesn’t always settle comfortably with me, and I have to work at loosening up to let them get nasty (in a fun way) sometimes – but I know my kiddos would love this!
June 22, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
I hear you Amy! I really hate this kind of mess unless I know its contained. The best thing about this over some of the other messy things is that it all washes off SUPER easy with water! However, it get everywhere, so outside is best! Good Luck! Let me know if you end up doing this and how it goes! Happy Summer!