This pot of gold St. Patrick’s Day themed oobleck is perfect for young children to engage in play-based learning. The gold rocks and pots of gold add a fun dimension to a classic oobleck recipe.
Yesterday, my kids had a sensory play-filled day. First, we went out and played in the forest. They threw rocks, stomped in mud puddles, and splashed in the river.
Then, we made St. Patrick’s Day themed oobleck. And finished off and cleaned up by making soap foam.
The St. Patrick’s Day themed oobleck had them squealing with joy and playing for over an hour.
This morning, my two-year-old headed outside to play with the oobleck again.
We love this St. Patrick’s Day themed oobleck because it:
- prompts scientific discovery,
- is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day,
- has all the benefits of sensory play,
- is soothing to play with,
- is taste-safe for one-year-olds,
- can have essential oils (like peppermint) added to it.
What you need for St. Patrick’s Day themed oobleck
- 4 cups of cornstarch
- 2 cups of water
- Green food colouring
- Small rocks
- Terracotta pots
- Black acrylic paint
- Gold acrylic paint
How to Make St. Patrick’s Day themed oobleck
- Paint rocks 1-2 coats of gold paint on rocks.
- Let paint fully dry.
- Paint terracotta pots black.
- Mix water and food colouring.
- Add coloured water to cornstarch.
- Mix well.
- Add gold rocks and pots.
- Have fun!
Store oobleck in an airtight container. Add water if it has started to harden. It can be kept in a fridge and reused for months.
When we made this, I had a warm bowl of water and a towel nearby. The clean up was easy.
Other awesome St. Patrick’s themed activities
This digging for gold edible sensory play set up is perfect as a St. Patrick’s Day activity for kids. Baby-safe edible play is so much fun! Click here to learn more.
This shamrock slime uses a gold slime base with an addition of green glitter. Adjust the recipe to make the slime moldable and kids can make shamrock shapes. Click here.
We hope you enjoy these St. Patrick’s Day themed activities as much as we did.