January 26, 2024
Valentines Day Oobleck – Science Activities for Preschoolers

Valentines Day Oobleck – Science Activities for Preschoolers

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Have your kids ever played with¬†Oobleck? Oobleck is a fascinating¬†non-newtonian fluid¬†that has properties of both a liquid and a solid! It really is a fascinating¬†science experiment for kids to play and explore. We made a fun¬†valentines day science variation of¬†ooblek so for a really fun valentines day activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Use this in your¬†valentine’s day theme, exploring states of matter in science,¬†or as a fun valentines day ideas.

Have your kids ever played with Oobleck? Oobleck is a fascinating non-newtonian fluid that has properties of both a liquid and a solid! It really is a fascinating science experiment for kids to play and explore. We made a fun valentines day science variation of ooblek so for a really fun valentines day activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Use this in your valentine's day theme, exploring states of matter in science, or as a fun valentines day ideas. 

Valentines Day Science

Whip up a batch of oobleck as a silly and fun Valentines Science for a February science project or is just fun to play with. It is also a fun book based activity to go with Dr Seuss Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Oobleck is a really intesrting play recipe as this non-Newtonian fluid has both properties of liquids and solids. You can slowly dip your hand into it like a liquid, but if you squeeze the oobleck or punch it, it will feel solid. Toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students will giggle with delight at this outrageously fun valentines day activities for kids!

making oobleck

Oobleck Recipe

You only need a couple simple supplies you probably already have at home:

Materials:

  • cornstarch
  • water
  • bowl
  • spoon or whisk
  • food coloring
  • conversation hearts
  • cookie cutters (optional)

oobleck recipe

Valentines Day Activities for Preschoolers

You can make this non-neutian fluid by mixing 1 cup cornstarch with 1 – 1 1/2 cups water and pink food coloring. To tweak your oobleck recipe, it should not be too crumply, rather you sould be able to make it into a ball in your hand and then when you realease and open your hand – the ooblek will start oozing and sliming out flat.

valentines science

Valentines Activities for Preschool

Stir until you have the right consisteny. We started with a purple, but by the time we mixed in all the cornstarch it turned out to be more of a pink color. Making oobleck is really simple, right?

valentines day play recipe

Valentines Day Activities for Kids

If you squeeze the dough it will form a solid ball.

Valentines Day Activity

Valentines Day Ideas

Now stop squeezing the mixture. The oobleck dough will turn back into a solid when the pressure is released.

valentines day activities for preschoolers

Valentines day activity

We had fun adding conversation hearts to the mixture. Not only was it so pretty, but it was fun to play with too.

valentines day activities for kids

Valentines Day Science Experiment

Oobleck is fun to ooze like slime, but if you pick it back up and squeeze it will turn back into a solid. Seriously  Рthis valentines day activity for toddlers is so much fun!

fun valentines day ideas

Fun valentines day ideas

Touch the surface lightly and it will feel firm and solid. If you apply more pressure,  your fingers will sink into it like a liquid. This is such a fun, easy play recipe for valentines day.

 

Have your kids ever played with Oobleck? Oobleck is a fascinating non-newtonian fluid that has properties of both a liquid and a solid! It really is a fascinating science experiment for kids to play and explore. We made a fun valentines day science variation of ooblek so for a really fun valentines day activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Use this in your valentine's day theme, exploring states of matter in science, or as a fun valentines day ideas. 

Make this fun valentines day science recipe РOOBLECK! This non-neutian fluid makes an epic valentines day activities for preschoolers.

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