Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dinosaur Small World

Have fun playing in a dinosaur swamp! Kids will love this messy dinosaur small world. It was so much fun to set up and play with. The island is made from gloopy gloop (or slime, goop, oobleck or whatever you like to call it) which is fantastic for sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers. 
Dinosaur small world sensory play ideas for kids. Simple activities for toddlers and preschooler.Make a dinosaur swamp  using a gloop (goop, oobleck) recipe.
Little dinosaur fans will love our dinosaur fossils, cloud dough dinosaur small world and our camouflaged dinosaur activity




You will need:



  • cornflour (cornstarch)
  • Water
  • Green food colouring
  • Tuff tray (UK link)
  • Dinosaur toys
  • Kitchen items- biscuit cutters, scoops, scrapers, spoons, cake cases, scrapers (UK link)


How to make a dinosaur small world


To make our dinosaur island we mixed up some gloopy gloop by mixing cornflour (or cornstarch) and water together with a bit of green food colouring.  You need to add one cup of water to every two of cornflour. 

We poured the gloop onto our tuff tray and then added trees, dinosaurs and a truck to make a dinosaur small world. I left a few biscuit cutters, scoops, scrapers, spoons and plastic cake cases on the tray for harry to use in his play if he wanted to. 

Dinosaur small world sensory play  activity for kids. Make using a gloop (goop, oobleck) recipe.

Harry loved taking the dinosaurs on adventures. He made tracks and footprints using the truck and the dinosaurs and he thought it was hilarious to pull the island apart using his hands.  He had a great time hiding (and making me hide) the dinosaurs by covering their eyes with gloop! 

Dinosaur small world sensory play ideas for kids. Make using a gloop (goop, oobleck) recipe.

Harry played with his dinosaur island for over an hour and after a while the gloopy gloop started to form back into a solid. 

Harry enjoyed picking up the dried gloop and pouring it between containers, but his favourite part of this activity was definitely MAKING A MESS!!! 

Dinosaur small world sensory play ideas for kids. Make using a gloop (goop, oobleck) recipe.

Harry: Age 3

Dinosaur small world sensory play ideas for kids. Simple activities for toddlers and preschooler.Make a dinosaur swamp  using a gloop (goop, oobleck) recipe.


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