Ocean Themed Gloop

Benefits of Playing With A Ocean Themed Gloop.

  • Fine Motor Skills – As they move the materials around the tray as well as poking, squeezing and crumbling the gloop.
  • Imagination – As they use the resources in the tray to tell as story.
  • Understanding The World – As the explore the resources in the tray and begin to learn about the animals and boats that we find in the ocean.
  • Speech and Language – As you explore the ocean activity, exploring new and already known vocabulary. 

Youtube Tutorial

Making The Gloop

Just Grab:

  1. 250g or 2 1/2 Cups of Corn Flour / Cornstarch
  2. 250ml or 1 Cup of Water
  3. Blue Food Colouring


  1. Pour 250ml of water into a jug and add a few drops of blue food colouring. Mix to combine.
  2. Once you are happy with the colour of the water, shake 2 1/2 cups of corn flour into the tray and slowly pour in the 250ml of water, stopping to mix it occasionally. As the gloop gets thicker it can become tricky to mix with a spoon so it may be easier to use your hands to combine the mixture.
  3. Once the mixture is runny when you are gentle with it and crumbles when you are rough with it you have your gloop.

Creating The Activity

Once you are happy with the gloop add in any ocean themed small world items you have like; fish, whales, rocks and boats.

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