Oobleck

Applesauce and cornstarch

I noticed I have been writing everyday since September 1st. As I was thinking what to write, I decided I am going to skip today since my day was going to be busy. My son had his program and I had to go with him.

It was sensory day at his program. One of the fun things we did and in the process learnt what oobleck was. Apple sauce and cornstarch are mixed along with a dash of cinnamon to get a gooey mix. So how was the gooey mix? It was solid sometimes and sometimes it became liquid. We were all a mess by the time it was finished but my sensory seeking son participated in the activity and we bought it back in a plastic bag home so he can play more.

I learnt it got it’s name from Dr. Seuss book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck. I think we will read the book sometime together since I am curious now about it.

I always love when sensory integration is added to any program. It helps those kids who are sensory seeking and also expose every sense to those who are avoiding it. I feel any kind of sensory activity is good for neurotypical people since it relaxes your brain when you are tensed. So yes, it was fun for me too. (was I tensed today? We humans are tensed all the time thinking about something 😀😀)

By the way, my son thought the mixture was food and kept tasting it. It took him a while to understand that it was just a play dough and nothing more. By the way it is harmless.

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