Happy Earth Day! This activity is fun and really simple to put together if you are looking for a last minute activity for Earth Day.

Start with:

  • A Circular Pan
  • Corn Starch
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Optional: Sugar Sprinkles,Toy Animals, Map, Books About Animal Habitats

Create it!

Step 1: To make the oobleck, mix food dye in one cup of water. Pour the colored water over two cups of corn starch in the pan. Stir.

Step 2: We added some blue sugar sprinkles for fun and watched them dissipate in the oobleck.

Step 3: After playing with the oobleck, turn it into an Earth Day lesson by looking at a map and placing green food coloring in the shapes of Earth's continents. Use the spoon to move the green food dye into the shapes.

Use the animals, and a habitat book if you have one, to discuss where each lives on Earth.