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9 Gloop / Obleck Activities To Set Up For Your Toddler.

Gloop, also known as Oobleck or even sometimes goop is great for exploring different textures with your toddler. Gloop is drippy when you are gentle with it but hard and crumbly when you are rough with it making it perfect for so many sensory play set ups, here are a few examples to get you started!

#1. Flowers In Gloop.

Mixing flowers and Gloop is a great way to promote your toddlers physical development. If you pull the flower up too quickly the petal will be pulled off, where as if you are gentle the flower can be removed safely from the gloop. 

Perfect for Developing;

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Counting
  • Colour Recognition

#2. Dried Gloop Construction Bin.

If your preschooler loved construction then this dried gloop activity is going to be a hit! Simply leave the gloop over night to dry to create a crumbly sensory play base, you can even add a squirty bottled filled with water to turn the dry gloop back into its usual consistency. 

Perfect for Developing;

  • Imagination and Creativity 
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

#3. Melted Gloopy Snowman.

This gloopy snowman offers the perfect opportunity to explore smaller craft materials to decorate their very own snowman, you can talk about different textures, colours and even emotions. (Who said the snowman had to be happy?)

Perfect For Learning

  •  Fine Motor Skills
  • Counting
  • Creativity

#4. Coloured Ice Blocks In Gloop.

Encourage some simple mark making and colour recognition with this gloop activity. As your toddler moves the ice around the tray it will leave a trail of colour, what’s even better is the colours change yet again when the colours mix allowing you to introduce colour theory.

Perfect for Developing;

  •  Colour Recognition
  • Mark Making
  • Understanding the World

#5. Drippy Gloop Easter Eggs.

Combining Gloop and plastic easter eggs is a great way to explore some Easter themed scooping and pouring. 

Perfect for Developing;

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Speech Development
  • Colour Recognition
  • Creativity

#6. Ocean Themed Gloop.

Do you need an under the sea activity? Grab some blue gloop and ocean creatures so some small world imaginative play.

Perfect for Developing;

  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Speech Development

#7. Monster Slime.

This is the perfect Halloween gloop activity! Throw in some googly eyes to create a taste-safe slime monster activity. How many eyes can they pluck out of the gloop and can they be sorted into different sizes?

Perfect for Developing;

  • Cognitive Development
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Learning To Count
  • Speech Development 

#8. Ladybird Gloop.

Need a quick set up? Try out some pompoms in gloop. Just like the monster activity above this offers a great opportunity to introduce counting as well as language around different sizes.

Perfect for Developing;

  •  Speech Development
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Counting

#9. Dried Gloop Spider Rescue.

Dry out the gloop to create this spider rescue activity! This one is perfect for so many areas of development and offers opportunities to extend the play because you can simply add a splash of water to turn is back into gloop.

Perfect for Developing;

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Imagination
  • Speech Development
  • Counting

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