- 4 boxes cornstarch (this is what I used today to make enough to step in...next time I would even double that)
I add water a little at a time while the kids mix it with their hands. Add slowly as to not add too much. You have achieved goop when you shake the container and it looks like liquid, if you slap the goop it is hard, and then when you lightly rest your hand in it, your hand sinks.
Goop is a "non-neutonium" substance. That's a big word for neither a liquid nor a solid -- and LOTS of fun!
|Summer is the perfect time to experience goop with our FEET! At the beginning|
of our exploring, everyone lined up and took their turn to
walk across the goop.
|The exploration got more fun once the line idea faded |
and everyone just dug in!
|BUT...starting with the line idea worked well for later, when the bucket|
was full...everyone knew to just wait their turn patiently
|Clean up is a sinch. This is our purple clean up bucket.|
It's always there for quick hand (and feet) washing
|Notice Lindsey in the red shorts...she is 2 and just circled the bucket|
and observed for the longest time (like an hour) before getting brave enough
to stick just one foot in!
|Not only does a clean-up bucket make clean up|
a lot easier...it also makes messy play less
intimidating for those reserved kiddos! When they know the "icky" can
immediately come off their hands or feet, it makes trying
something new a lot less scary!
|Parker is trying to help Ty get "unstuck" only....it's not working so well!!|
|After getting Ty out of the goop, he immediately said |
"Okay Parker...now I'm going to lift you up" To an adult's
eye, clearly Ty can not lift Parker...but he gave it 110% effort!!
|At first I was pealing the excess goop off of feet|
before they stepped out, but then, we realized goop was fun to
play with on the cement too!
|A good pile of chalk mash|
|Spreading paint mash around with a paint brush|
|Amelia demonstrating the two-scoop method of mixing goop and |
chalk mush. (I am SO thankful I have a job
where I can use words such as "goop" and "chalk mush")
|A close up of Avery's feet...a sure sign of a great morning exploring!!|
|After observing the chalk mashing all day yesterday, and half the morning today...|
Lindsey finally takes a shot at it. I couldn't get the masher away from her! :)
Go play already!