Monday, August 16, 2010

Bartholomew and the Oobleck and Weekend Randomness

-This was a fun filled weekend.  There was garage sale galore where I found, among other things, two stools for the Mancave for a dollar each.   But most importantly, my littlest Sun Kissed Boy turned 3!!

His day was filled with pool fun until the late hours of the night, cake, presents, and balloons.  What else could a 3-year-old ask for?!

We also made Oobleck!  My sister-in-law, Melissa, is studying to be a teacher.  One of the things she recently discussed in class was the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Suess.  It’s a story about a boy that saves the kingdom by encouraging the king to say the magic words.  She started out by reading the boys the story.  The story can get a little lengthy for the little ones but snacks always slows them down.

Here’s what you need to make the oobleck.

It’s a good idea to mix the food coloring in the water before pouring it in the corn starch to avoid your hands from turning green.  Unless that’s what you want.  Now that I think about it, I’m sure my boys would have gotten a kick out of having green hands.

Mix it up then dig in!  The cool thing about this is that it looks like a liquid but it feels like a solid.

I wanted to join in the fun.

When the kids were done, Melissa and I couldn’t stop playing with it.  We also figured out that if you let it sit a little, the mixture becomes thicker and easier to handle.

We had tons of fun with it so we made another batch (this time pink) and asked the girls next door (our neighbors) to come and join.

It was really hard to capture the oobleck in solid form in pictures so I took a video of it.


In another random note, here are my I’m-hanging-on-to-summer toes.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I


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Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Cute toes!

Did you see Ellen the other day when they had an audience member WALK across a huge vat of water and cornstarch? Amazing.

Brooke G. said...

That cake looks AMAZING - Happy Birthday little dude :D The gunk look gunkie - but fun. We may have to give it a whirl :D Oh, and cute summer toes.

abby said...

Happy Birthday dear littlest Sun Kissed Boy,
3 years old already??
WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU LOOK SUPERRRRRRRR...SUPERRRR... CUTE WITH YOUR BIRTHDAY HAT

I wish you the best of the besT
GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER AND BE HAPPY ALWAYS MY DEAREST.. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I didn't see that, Suzanne. But I did think about making this outside in a kiddie pool and then just hosing the boys down when they're done. But it will take quite a bit of corn starch. :)

Cheeseboy said...

Hm, me thinks my first graders would love something like this this year. The question is: could I handle the mess?

Teachinfourth said...

That stuff looks absolutely amazing! Hopefully your youngest mancub knew not to try to eat it...

Jo said...

my daughter used to love playing with that stuff ... so much fun ... i love your summer toes, very cute!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Pretty toes! Oooohhh....Oohbleck is kind of gross....gooey....gunky....

myorii said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun playing with the ooobleck :) Kinda reminds me of this one episode of Mythbusters where they made a huge vat of that stuff so that they can walk on top of it. Makes me curious as to how that stuff feels to the touch :)

Love the toenails! So cute :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds like the perfect party idea for boy. I would loved to have my hand squish in it too.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Your kids are soooo cute! Love the toes also. I am dreading winter here and trying my best to hold on to summer. Will it really help if I paint my toes green? Won't hurt to try..

Nora Johnson said...

Great post & blog - & many thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend too,

LOLA:)

Sue said...

I LOVED the story Bartholomew and the Oobleck when I was young. For some reason, it really captured my imagination.

=)

PS. Thanks for the reminder...

Teresa said...

So much fun! He's a mighty fine looking three-year-old. I think my favorite though is the festive toes!

Sarah said...

I'm a fan of all of DR. Seus' work. I can only imagine how much fun this was for your boys!
I always made green eggs with my first grade class.

Terra said...

I don't think we have that book and I think we need it. Hmmm. are teh book stores still open

ChristiS said...

I loooove making oobleck! Isn't it the strangest yet coolest thing?!

Jenny said...

Oh, happy birthday to your little sweetie. He is so adorable!

And so are you toes!

I think my Grands would love playing with that stuff. And we haven't read that book in forever.

Yanet, thanks for such a fun link!

I think you've definitely inspired a lot of us.

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