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Conversation Heart Ooblek – FUN Valentines Day Activity for Kids

Celebrate Valentines Day in February by whipping up a batch of this realy fun Conversation Heart OoblekMaking ooblek is quick and easy and loads of fun as this substance is hard in yoru hand and then drizzles out of your hand – WOW! This valentines day activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.  The cute heart candies in the ooblek recipe make this valentines day activities for preschoolers extra fun!

Celebrate Valentines Day in February by whipping up a batch of this realy fun Conversation Heart Ooblek! Making ooblek is quick and easy and loads of fun as this substance is hard in yoru hand and then drizzles out of your hand - WOW! This valentines day activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.  The cute heart candies in the ooblek recipe make this valentines day activities for preschoolers extra fun!

Ooblek

Do your kids like ooblek? To this day, in my own life, this is the most fascinating substance. It is hard and then drizzles out of your hand. I still can’t get over it, so kids just have to be amazed. This is one experiment that my daughter never gets bored of. We switch up the colors and theme and she will play over and over! This particular instance we made Conversation Heart Ooblek for Valentine’s Day! Use this preschool valentines day activity with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. This is a fun play activity perfect for Valentine’s Day!

conversation heart recipe for play

Making Ooblek

For this easy ooblek recipe you’ll only needa few simple materials you already have in your kitchen:

  • Corn Starch
  • Water
  • Red or Pink Food Coloring
  • Conversation Hearts 

Add the conversation hearts to a dish first, before adding the cornstarch or water. This will lake sure that they get mixed in adequately. WE like to use a glass pie pan, but whatever you have on hand will work!

making ooblek

Valentines Day Activity

We don’t measure when we make ooblek anymore, but I would say it is about 3 parts corn starch to 1 part water.

I like to pour the cornstarch in the dish first and then slowly add water. If you are adding food coloring, add this to the water before pouring over the cornstarch.

ooblek recipe
When you add in the water, stir as you go. You’ll know exactly when you are ready to play because it will get really hard to stir. This is the science in action!

valentines day activities for preschoolers

Valentines day activities for preschoolers

How fun is this?

Have your child explore the science of it by hitting it with a fist motion. Their hand will stop when it meets the ooblek. Then have them pick it up like a snowball. It will start drizzling out of their hand. How sweet, right?

This is because the mixture of the cornstarch and water creates a non-Newtonian fluid, which is fluids that change viscosity when under stress. When the creation is picked up, it changes. 

Your kids are going to love exploring with this. My only tip is to put a table cloth down, because it can get a bit messy when kids really get in there and start playing!

 

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Valentines Day Worksheets

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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