Evergreen Oobleck Science Winter Sensory Play
Hands-On Activities For Play And Learning
Christmas tree evergreen oobleck science sensory play! First we made a science sensory evergreen bin to explore! Winter is an excellent time of the year to put a little twist on classic science experiments! That’s how we decided to try snowflake Oobleck. Oobleck is a classic sensory science experiment made from two easy ingredients. What to do with extra tree branches from trimming the tree, science experiments!
What Is Oobleck?
Oobleck is usually a mixture of cornstarch and water. Roughly a 2:1 ratio but you can tinker with the ratio to find a desired consistency that still maintains the properties of oobleck. What’s the science of oobleck? Well, it’s a solid. No wait it’s a liquid! Wait again, it’s both! Very fascinating to be exact. Pick up solid chunks, pack it into a ball and watch it ooze into a liquid. This is called a non-newtonian liquid, a substance that acts like both a liquid and a solid.
- tree branches
- pine cones
- pie plate
To Make: Simply mix up about a cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water! You can adjust the ratios as needed, but this recipe is a general guideline! Pour and spoon onto a cookie sheet or pie plate and set out bowls of goodies (really anything can be used for sticking into the oobleck!), add a pair of tweezers and play!
Evergreen Oobleck Science Sensory Play
This easy Christmas tree, pine tree, evergreen oobleck science sensory play is also really awesome for fine motor skills practice. I always like to add a pair of tweezers just in case! He likes to think it is his idea to use them 😉 I noticed all the great tree branches my husband was cutting off and just knew there were going to be so many possibilities for play and learning! Oobleck is an awesome easy sensory play recipe!
Although it’s a cool science activity, it’s also great sensory play too. We have done a few ooblecks now and he is starting to understand the science behind it a bit more each time. I highly recommend finding fun ways to repeat science experiments to increase understanding! We are always finding new ways to try out similar experiments! Take a look around your house like we did!
The last step is to get messy! Messy sensory play is so much fun! Evergreen oobleck is awesome to play with too!
Our evergreen oobleck was beautiful nature play too! This is the perfect time of year to give evergreen oobleck a try! We even cut down our own tree this year. What will you mix with your oobleck or simply try it plain if it’s the first time!
Quick and simple, messy science sensory play any day! Snowflake Oobleck Science!