As part of the TOS Crew, I got to review a few samples of Yuck from Buckets O’ Fun. For this review, I am going to go in depth on our experience with chunky yuck, as it gave me the best pictures. ;) Also, it was easiest to use with all my children. We enjoyed all the samples:
- Chunky Yuck
- Saucy Yuck
- Sticky Yuck
- Snowy Yuck—see note below
We are actually saving the Snowy Yuck to use with a unit study later this year. ;)
We then would watch the little blobs as they grew, they ran out of water to absorb, we would add more water. However, while I was gone one evening, during our experiment, one of our children added water without measuring. ;) So, I am unsure how much we actually did add. I think around 9 cups though? When it would no longer absorb water, it looked like this. Our children loved digging their hand into these clumps of goo, and had a lot of fun. However, I didn’t get a picture of that, as I was on mess control.
I would say all this would be great fun outside, but our weather lately has not really been good for outside play. ;) So, I limited some of our play with this. 😉 In return for easy clean up inside.
Included with our samples of yuck, was a list of experiments and games to do. Some of these would be great fun with the right ages of children. As in, not having too many toddlers and only one adult available. ;) One thing we did was not on the list, was put a lid on our yuck when not being played with. This did seem to speed up the absorption time. 😉
If you are working with a narrower age of children, it would be really easy to cover many different science topics. However, I wanted to include all my children in the fun, so we were limited by my abilities to keep from yucking our house and risking a younger child eating the Yuck.
Buckets of Fun carries many products that would be great for any family to have a Bucket’ O’ Fun with. My husband seems to think their giant ball would be fun, until it hit a goat head sticker. 😉
Yuck sells by the pound, from $16 to $20 depending on the type of yuck you get. Let me just say, a pound of Yuck would go a LONG way. ;) You can order sample of Yuck to try too.
Check out what others in the TOS Crew had to say.
I received the samples of Yuck in return for my honest review. I will receive no other compensation.