Oobleck Sensory Bin
You can also create an Oobleck sensory bin for children. This is perfect for younger children who just want to play and explore. You can either have children help you make and mix up the Oobleck as this is part of the fun or you can do this part ahead of time on your own.
Choose a color to dye the Oobleck and mix it in. You could use blue to create an ocean sensory bin, swirl colors together for a rainbow-themed sensory bin, use green to create grass in a sensory bin, and more.
Then simply add in plastic toys (IE shells/plastic fish/plastic water animals for a beach theme, different colored rainbow objects/unicorns/etc for a rainbow theme, etc…), scoops, cups, spoons, and more and allow children to play and explore.
*If doing this inside I would recommend mixing Oobleck in a bucket with taller sides. This way it won’t spill out. Put a tarp or plastic swimming pool underneath the bucket of Oobleck when allowing children to play with it to help minimize the mess.
We mixed red and blue oobleck for a “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” themed sensory bin. We added in plastic fish toys, plastic numbers and letters, and scoops/bowls. Then allowed children time to play and explore the Oobleck. They used their hands, spoons, scoops, to feel all of the different textures and learned about color mixing when the red and blue eventually combined to make purple.