Smiling like Sunshine: Playing with goop

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Playing with goop

It was very rainy this morning so instead of going to the playgroup, we decided to stay at home and play with goop.

All we needed was some cornflour and water. Defne enjoyed mixing it using her hands.
Now, goop has quite an interesting texture. As you mix it with water, it dissolves in it and all the lumps disappear.And it becomes liquid.
If however, you wait for a little while, it thickens and hardens and you need to scrape it using a spoon which Defne enjoyed. Scraping and mixing again, it turns back into its liquid form. At this point, we decided to add some food colouring using a squeeze bottle.
She found it quite interesting that the little drop got bigger and bigger.
She  stirred it with the spoon and loved the swirling colours
She then wanted to add more colours, so in went red and yellow

A little while later, she added glitter, too :) At this point, it had turned into a dirty brown colour which wouldn't look nice on a photo so I'm not adding a picture of that one. She had a great time, exploring and playing.
As it was still on the table,  we had another go at scraping when we sat for lunch: She was very happy to see a lovely blue colour under the disgusting brown mixture :) Perfect sensory play for a rainy day!

happily shared with Playopedia, It's Playtime, Montessori Monday ,Nurture Store and Show and Tell


  1. Isil bir de nisasta ve su ile yapilan karisim var. Oranlari bende biryerlerde vardi... Science Festival'de cocuklar cok severdi. Elini icine yavasca soktugunda kolloidal tanecikler dagiliyor, rahatca el giriyor. Ama hizla yumruk atmaya kalkarsan beton gibi oluyor! Cocuklar sasirip cok egleniyor :)

  2. Dilek,bu ondan zaten.Ingilizler, neden nisastaya corn flour diyor cozebilmis degilim :)Biz suyunu fazla koymususuz,daha az koyup kivami tutturabilirsen top sekline filan getirebiliyormussun bunu. Bir dahaki sefere onu deneyecegim.

  3. We do this and I like to add cocoa - it makes lovely patterns for the children to watch. Lovely post!

  4. Ben de aynisi oldugundan suphelendim ama digerinde yumruk vuruyorsun, tokat atiyorsun beton gibi oluyor :) Nisastayi misir unu diye aldigimda ogrendim adini Ingiltere'de :))) Starch diye arayip camasir sodasi bulup, nisasta diye kivranirken, misir unu diye alip define bulmusa donmustum :P Simdi sen yazinca da o su-nisastali davaya benzettim de sizinki daha degisik geldi, bir de boyali olunca :P O karisimi bulayim ben... Science Festival'de yazili olarak vermislerdi oranlari.

  5. @Helen,that is a great idea, thanks :)

    @Dilek,gonderirsen tarifi cok sevinirim.
    @Manana Mama, thank you :)

  6. What a lovely thing to do with you child -I'm sure my 6yo would love this too. :)

  7. Scandinavian Mum,thanks for stopping by :)

  8. Great post! So much fun!
    I would love if you would share this at our weekly Playdate at

    Come & Play :: Playdate

  9. I love simple fun activities - the kids do think this is the best! Sensory play is great!

  10. It's such a strange material isn't it? I like the idea of adding colour drops.

  11. Very cool sensory activity for little ones! Thanks for linking to last week's High paw! Join us again this week!


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