Happy Read Across America Day! :)
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Today, kids all across the country will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who would have been 108 today! (Yeah, I’ll bet he’s glad he’s not!)
So how do we celebrate the birthday of one of the best-loved writers of children’s books in history? BY READING! Yes, my living room today is littered with books (okay … there’s a toddler here who’s obsessed with emptying baskets, it’s possible my living room is littered with books everyday, ’cause there are usually about ten baskets of children’s books spread throughout the room). But still, we’re enjoying it.
Ooblek is a fun (messy) substance that is perfect both for sensory fun (for preschoolers) and also makes a great science lesson (is it a solid or a liquid? It has properties of both!)
Here is a fun video about making Ooblek. (The powder is cornstarch, the liquid is plain water. We like to add food coloring to ours — we just don’t EAT much food coloring!)
And … in celebration of reading for those of us a little past the Ooblek stage …
Posted on March 2, 2012, in Kids and tagged Bartholomew and the Ooblek, Breeana Puttroff, dr. seuss, dr. seuss birthday, Dusk Gate Chronicles, food dyes, Friday, fun videos, girls who read, green eggs and ham, ooblek, preschool sensory activities, Read Across America, science lesson. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.