Have you ever experimented with oobleck in your classroom? If you haven’t you’re missing out. It is SO fun and the kids absolutely love it. Yes it can get a little messy but honestly it’s not THAT bad. I’ve seen much messier activities than oobleck.
Today I was giving my favorite back to school science unit a MASSIVE face lift and I decided it would be fun to make some oobleck with my little nieces who were visiting. They are in fourth and seventh grade, so I really thought they’d be like, “Really aunt Dixie? Oobleck?” but they were like “Wow! This is crazy, it’s a solid and a liquid?!” Haha! They were really intrigued. In fact, my husband came home from work and was playing with it too…it’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
Oobleck is very easy to make, it’s just corn starch and green colored water. Ta da! That’s it! J Oobleck is a great back to school activity to get your kids thinking about the scientific process.
In my favorite back to school unit, “What is science?” I created some writing pages for a cross curricular activity with the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. My kids loved working with oobleck and I bet yours will too! This activity is great for K-2. Kinder is of course rough at the beginning of the year… but honestly it’s already kind of wild in a beginning of the year kinder classroom, why not let them just get crazy with science? It’s fun and engaging…and aren’t the best lessons the messy ones any ways?