This morning needed to be a little fun, so came out the Oobleck!!! What!! You haven't heard of this awesome messy play?
This is cornstarch with water. Oobleck is an example of a non-Newtonian fluid. Many common liquids like water and alcohol have a constant viscosity. But Oobleck can be liquid when held loosely in your hand, and can also act like a solid if it's hit more violently.
I added a little pink food coloring to the mix.
A tub of safari animals, oobleck, and a tub of water to clean the mess later with old toothbrush. Just about perfect!
Because young children’s senses are still developing, each new sensory experience builds neural pathways that grow the architecture of the brain. The brain growth that occurs through sensory play enhances children’s senses, and their enhanced senses in turn make them better able to use those senses for learning.