Gooey Goo

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine motor, squeezing, pressing,mixing
  • Intellectual - Observing, experimenting, predicting
  • Emotional - Fun
  • Social - Sharing and taking turns
#Scienceofplay17

Get down and dirty with some goo.
Skill Level
Easy
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Old newspaper
  • Large plastic container
  • Corn starch/ flour
  • Straw
  • Spoon
  • Cup of water
  • Food colouring

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Prepare some water in the plastic cups and drop in the food colouring with the straws.

Step 3

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Pour the cornstarch in a plastic container.

Step 4

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Add the coloured water and mix properly until the mixture is wet and slimy.

Step 5

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You’ve created your very own gooey goo! The cool thing about it is that the surface feels solid (you can even punch it) but your hand will sink into the container if you rest it on the surface. You can grab the mixture as well, which will come out like dough but will melt and turn into liquid when you lift it!

Ask the Kids

What other colours can we make?

“What happens if we add more water?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below