This Valentine’s Day, create a pink and messy oobleck activity for dino-loving kids.
Oobleck offers an exciting and educational experience for kids. Beyond its messiness, this non-Newtonian fluid, crafted from a simple mix of cornstarch and water, engages children in sensory exploration. The hands-on encounter with its unique properties—liquidity at rest and solidification under pressure—introduces fundamental scientific concepts in an enjoyable manner.
Enhancing the oobleck experience with tiny dinosaurs adds an extra layer of excitement for kids. The tactile sensation of the oobleck combined with the whimsical addition of miniature dinosaurs sparks imaginative play. As children manipulate the substance, incorporating these prehistoric creatures, they engage in a multisensory adventure. The malleability of oobleck, coupled with the presence of tiny dinosaurs, transforms the activity into a dynamic and enjoyable sensory playtime, making learning through play a captivating experience.
NOTE: Do not pour used oobleck in the sink; it can clog the drain. Dispose of it in a plastic bag in the trash or let it dry and throw away the remaining powder.
How to set up a Dino-mite oobleck:
For the oobleck:
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- Food coloring, pink
- Small dinosaurs
- Cookie cutter (optional)
- Foam heart cutouts (optional)
- Heart confetti (optional)
- Plate and spoons (optional)
- Mix the cornstarch and water in the tray.
- Pour a drop or two of food coloring and mix.
- Add the dinosaurs and hearts on top.
- Invite kids to play.
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