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Kate’s Corner: Rainy Day Recipes for Play

Posted on: May 17, 2010

Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director

As a parent, it’s important to spend your free time playing, laughing, and creating memories with your children. This is easy to do with outdoor activities – but what can you do on rainy days? Here are a few fun recipes for you to try with your little ones!

Rainbow Sand

1 Tbs. sand or table salt
2 Tbs. powdered tempra paint
Plastic zip lock bags
baby food or small, clear plastic jars or clear, plastic water / soda bottles

Pour sand or salt and powdered paint into a zip lock bag.  Zip and shake bag.  Repeat all directions with different paint colors.  Layer into the clear plastic container to create sand art!

Ooobleck

¾ cup cornstarch
1/3 cup water
5 – 7 drops of food coloring

Mix water and food coloring together.  Slowly add cornstarch to water and food coloring mixture – don’t stir!  Let mixture stand for 2-3 minutes.  Pick up some Oobleck & squeeze until it forms a hard ball – open your hand & the magic oobleck will turn from a solid ball into liquid again!

Kids can learn so much from cooking and baking in the kitchen! Let them help as much as they can by gathering ingredients, reading through the recipe with you, following instructions, and cleaning up. Make sure they have adult supervision, take pictures to share with friends, and most importantly…

Have fun!

Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director

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