Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Joy of Oobleck! Integrated Learning at its best!

Today we filled the sensory table with corn starch and water, a.k.a. Oobleck! The kids just love this stuff. I love the Integrated Learning that happens. The children are using descriptive vocabulary, making scientific predictions and observations, experiencing cause and effect, experimenting with volume and measurement, exercising their large and small muscles while refining their hand eye coordination as they scoop and pour... and practicing important social skills as they negotiate over different containers and role play with their peers.

I must say at one point during our free choice time I looked over and the sensory table was surrounded entirely by girls as five boys sat at the art table making bead necklaces! Got to love it!
We love to read Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss to compliment this activity. Check out the book by Jennifer Williams too for more great activities to go with other concoction inspired stories!