Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ooey-Gooey Oobleck!

Bartholomew and the Oobleck: (Caldecott Honor Book) (Classic Seuss)I don't know -- can you celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday without making Oobleck?!! 

Well, I can't :) -- so, we made this classic recipe!! Be forewarned though --  this can be EXTREMELY messy.  I would recommend dressing your child in a paint shirt or old clothes!

If you've never read the book, I recommend it!  And if you'd like a more in-depth explanation of the non-Newtonian properties of Oobleck, head over to the Imagination Station!

1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Green food coloring (if desired)

1)  Pour the cornstarch into a bowl.  Allow your child to feel it.  If desired, compare with the consistency of flour.

2)  Add the water.  It will be difficult to stir, so an adult may need to do most of the mixing.  Add another tablespoon or two of water if it is too difficult to stir.

3)  Add food coloring, if desired (the Oobleck in Bartholomew and the Oobleck was green)!

4)  Explore the Oobleck!  Push on it.  Hold it.  Let it drip.  Is it a liquid?  Is it a solid?



Blogger Michelle said...

I loved making oobleck with my students when I taught 4th grade. I think Emily and Juliette would love it too. I will have to add it to our Dr. Seuss Celebration! Thank you for linking to stART :0)

February 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said...

What wonderful ooey gooey fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

February 25, 2011 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

You have me intrigued... I think we're going to have to do this! :)

February 25, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

We did this in our sensory table in our Pre-k room and the kids love love loved it :)

February 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

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