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I mixed the pre-cooked dry tapioca with various amounts of water and some food coloring:
I also gave them some paper to make creations on:
L liked to blend the different colors of the tapioca together, while E enjoyed pressing down different colored globs with her spoon. The bottom picture is mine - I wanted to demonstrate how 3-dimensional this substance can be. The girls and I played for a long time and it was very cool to see the ideas they came up with for manipulating this substance. I'd love to re-try the activity with the larger tapioca beads, too.
UPDATE: I was so inspired by how much my kids enjoyed early learning games that I created the La La Logic Critical Thinking Curriculum for 3-6 year olds, which includes online brain challenge games, printable worksheets, enrichment activities and more!