Emmy’s Kindergarten class is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having a Wacky Wednesday!
She wore purple pants with a red, backwards shirt, unmatched socks, and a wacky hairdo. Here she is, in all her wackiness!
One of our favorite books Dr. Seuss books here at home is Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
After reading about oobleck, make some oobleck!
Pour a cup of cornstarch into a medium sized bowl. In a 2 C. measuring cup, add a couple drops of green food coloring to one cup of water and stir. Add about 3/4 cup of water to the cornstarch and stir. Have your kids mix it up with their fingers! Depending on the consistency you want, add more water or more cornstarch. Pour onto a cookie sheet with edges to contain the mess. You might be surprised how much YOU like playing with oobleck!
If you get the oobleck to the right consistency, it acts like a solid when you are playing with it, and then melts to a liquid when you let it stand. Emmy and I experimented with adding water and adding cornstarch to see what would happen. In this video of Emmy, the ooleck (otherwise known as green slime) is a little more liquid-y.
Since the oobleck is just cornstarch and water, clean-up is so easy–trust me! As a preschool teacher who has had to clean up play dough tables every day before snack time, I can tell you that play dough is much stickier to clean up. Plus, cornstarch is much safer for preschoolers, unlike the recipe for slime that uses glue and Borax. If you wait for the cornstarch to dry, it vacuums up very easily.
There’s Just One Mommy has a great Dr. Seuss activity link-up. Click the button below for more ideas on how to use Dr. Seuss books!
Wednesdays are also the day I vlog using Mama Kat’s vlogging prompt. My vlog is below; you can also watch it on my YouTube Channel.
Hoping you have a Wacky Wednesday!