“Fox in sox and knox in box” Sound familiar? The infamous lines the Dr Seuss’ Fox in Sox ring in my head long after reading it out loud.
Inspired by the page with the gooey goo goose we whipped up some homemade oobleck, corralled some animals together and had some fine motor sensory play paired with early learning reading and rhymes!
How to make Oobleck
In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 part water with 1.5 parts corn starch. If you don’t have corn starch, use tapioca or arrowroot as a replacement. Mix it the ingredients together into a gooey thick paste.
I added a touch of glitter. If you have blue food dye, add in few drops to make it blue just like the gooey goose’s goo!
We casually went around the house naming and rhyming things. We talked about what letters certain words being and end with.
Finally settling up a group of very loved animals, we sat down and picked through our pile looking for rhymes.
We discovered the following:
– monkey, donkey, turkey
– giraffe, calf, giraffe calf
– cow, things that say “bow-wow-ow”
– duck, things that “cluck”
– sheep, chicks that “peep”
– cat, duck in a hat
Let the fun begin!
Oobleck is a wonderful medium that provides lots of fun for kids and parents alike. I enjoyed playing with the ripples that spread slowing over the animals. My daughter explored the stickiness between animals and the oobleck, the dried crusts on her fingers, and making designs by dripping the dough off a spoon.