Yesterday we celebrated a special birthday—It was Dr Seuss’ birthday.
It is a tradition we started a couple of years ago and the kidlets really look forward to it.
We started celebrating a few days early with this little goodie from Netflix.
The Cat in the Hat with Mike Myers. Laugh-out-loud funny, with some of the best humor for adults in a kids flick. The littles have watched it as many times as I will let them and quoting the inappropriate lines every chance they get.
But yesterday was time for the BIG DEAL…corn starch and water. Otherwise known as Oobleck.
This year I was smart and decided to play with it outside. We started out neat and tidy and each of the kidlets had their own bowl.
But that only lasted so long and we realized that it was so much more fun just playing right on the top of the table.
Even Big J wasn’t too big to join the fun when he got home from school.
But soon after he joined the fun it went from somewhat controlled chaos to flying Oobleck everywhere.
If you have never played with or made oobleck it is fascinating. It is described as a Non-Newtonian fluid. You know Newton's 3rd law of motion--for every action, there is a equal and opposite reaction. Well not with oobleck. It acts like liquid, but if you apply pressure it will appear to be solid for a short time.
This is a glob of oobleck that I squished in my hand and then dropped on the table. It held the shape for a few seconds.
Then slowly started melting.
And was soon back to a liquid state.
We ended the party with a little Green Eggs and Ham.
How could you not?