This sensory activity encourages little ones to feel new textures
What You Need:
- Plastic tablecloth
- Two parts cornstarch
- One part water
- Large mixing bowl, foil pan, or plastic tub
- Measuring cup
- Painting aprons or old t-shirts
- Bucket of water and towels for cleanup
What To Do:
- This activity can be a bit messy, so be sure to cover the table with a plastic tablecloth.
- Have your child help pour the water into the bowl, then add the cornstarch.
- Have her mix the ingredients together with her hands or a spoon until it reaches a gooey consistency.
- Encourage her to grab a handful of Oobleck and squeeze it.
- Ask her questions such as, “What will happen if you roll it into a ball?” or “What will happen when you let go?”
- Talk to her about what it feels like and what is happening. Use words such as: liquid, solid, mix, gooey, squeeze, ooze, slippery.
(Adapted from Baby Steps to STEM by Jean G. Barbre)
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