Oobleck activities are such a fun way to engage in sensory play as it has a squishy, goopy texture but also provides wonderful opportunities for learning. As a non-Newtonian fluid, it has the properties of a liquid and a solid, which has inherently encourages scientific exploration.
Fun Ways to Play with Oobleck
Oobleck is quick and easy to make at home by mixing cornstarch and water (see full oobleck recipe here) and can be colored with food coloring or liquid watercolors for an added bit of fun.
Below are some fun ways to play with oobleck so that kids can explore this material over and over again!
Oobleck Activities for Kids
Oobleck is so simple to make, but can be ‘upgraded’ to create fun thematic setups for kids. Check out the list below for fun ways to play with oobleck, including making it glow in the dark, taking it outside for paint on the sidewalk, or making it fluffy!
Oobleck Drip Painting on the Sidewalk // Views From a Step Stool
Lavender Oobleck Recipe // Sensory Play for Kids
Dinosaur Small World // Messy Little Monster
Fluffy Oobleck Slime Recipe // Fantastic Fun and Learning
How to Make Oobleck Out of Potatoes // STEAM Powered Family
Frozen Oobleck Sensory Play // Messy Little Monster
Bartholomew and the Oobleck STEM Activity // STEAM Powered Family
Magic Color Changing Oobleck Science Experiment // STEAM Powered Family
Creative Painting with Oobleck // Twitchetts
Glow in the Dark Oobleck // Schooling a Monkey
Frozen Oobleck // Inspiration Laboratories
Glowing Oobleck // Inspiration Laboratories
How to Make Oobleck with Baby Powder // STEAM Powered Family
Gingerbread Oobleck // My Bored Toddler
Oobleck and Leaves // Happy Toddler Playtime
Rainbow Oobleck // Busy Toddler
Watermelon Oobleck // Gift of Curiosity
Marbled Oobleck: Science, Art and Sensory Play // Little Bins for Little Hands
Easy Sensory Activity: Blocks and Gak // Busy Toddler
Rainbow Oobleck and Pig Play // Fun Littles
Earth Day Goop // Little Bins for Little Hands
We hope you find a fun way to play on this list of obbleck activities for kids!