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Gloop Play

Gloop Play

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You will need:

  • 2 cups of cornflour
  • 1 cup of water
  • Food Colouring
  • A large container or bowl

Pour the cornflour into the bowl and add a few drops of food colouring and then slowly add the cup of water. 

You will be able to make a range of different textures as you begin to add more water. 

Gloop will seem solid when it is touched but then it can be moulded and becomes wet. 

Description of activity

Gloop is an interesting mixture with a unique texture to explore and play with. 

Playing with Gloop is a fabulous sensory and science activity to learn about the concepts of what a solid and liquid is.

This can be quite messy but a great experience for you and you child. It would be a great outdoor activity and it can be in a small bowl or on a larger scale. 


Learning opportunities for the children

Key words can be used to explain the unusual texture with your child such as Wet, slimy, cold, colourful , runny and hard.  What does it feel like? 

Extensions for the activity

A mixture of colours can be used for different exploration and your children’s interesting toys can be added (Make sure that they can be washed.) Examples of this are cars in the gloop and plastic animals. 

You can make a farm yard in the gloop for your child to explore.