Sensory play makes kids go crazy excited. Pinching, crushing, pressing, grasping, squashing, squeezing – all perfect ways to strengthen their grip and finger muscles. Play-dough, goop, slime provide kids with hours of calm play and allow them to develop better concentration.
Every childcare worker or parent will appreciate an easy-to-make, inexpensive recipe with just a couple of ingredients. This is a perfect option for a rainy day activity. Making goop together with kids provides an opportunity to teach simple concepts of science and work on motor development. Making goop is a super easy, fun activity that requires only a few components – cornflour, water, bowl.
Adding extra ingredients, such as essential oils
, makes the sensory play even more beneficial for the child’s health and emotional state fills the house with a pleasant aroma. This time we chose to add some dried lavender blooms. Lavender has a calming effect, and lavender-scented goop is perfect for peaceful afternoon play.
We usually use a whole package of cornflour and add just a little bit of water at a time to make the desired consistency. Some prefer it to be more liquid; others prefer a more solid version of goop.
And don’t forget to pop on that painting shirt, because it will get messy.
Next time I plan to make an orange-scented goop with a couple of drops of orange essential oil and add orange food coloring to the recipe. For Christmas Season, choose bright red /green/golden colors, add Christmas craft parts, and cinnamon scent. Hours of fun are guaranteed.
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