I absolutely love messy play! Sensory explorations are one of my favorite activities to do with Jewel and Rosie. So many learning opportunities arise during this type of play. Children also retain the most knowledge when you reach as many senses as possible during an activity. Sensory play is also fantastically fun! GOOP is a perfect example of the fun and learning of sensory play!
To make GOOP you will need:
~corn starch (Walmart for $1)
~tempera paint or food coloring (optional)
~A plastic container
Pour the corn starch into the storage bin. Slowly add water and mix until the desired consistency is reached. There is no exact measurement but I estimate GOOP to be 60% corn starch and 40% water. Add a few drops of food coloring or tempera paint for color if you wish but it is not necessary. So, how do you know when you have the right consistency?
GOOP is an amazingly fun substance that acts as both a liquid and a solid interchangeably. If you handle it quickly, it appears solid. You can pick it up, and even form a ball. If you handle it slowly, it acts as a liquid. Let me just tell you, this stuff is SO fun! The first time we played with it was during a sensory play date with one of Jewel and Rosie's friends. During the play experience, Rosie and her friend added green tempera paint to the goop, making it colorful. Rosie asked to play with it again as soon as we got home!
This time, Rosie added drops of food coloring throughout the goop. This made the goop so fabulously colorful!
Once we started playing in it, it looked marbleized.
I honestly can't keep my hands out of this stuff !
Jewel and Rosie exploring together. Jewel is really only able to watch right now, but she loves doing so! She is always so in awe as she watches Rosie.
Rosie was very excited to show off the goop to Jewel
We have played with GOOP so many ways since this post! For lots more goopy fun ideas check out our GOOP round up with over 25 ways to play!
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