|Anna and Elsa having fun in the slime|
- What does the texture fell like?
- What can you see happening to the two ingredients
- Can you stretch and pull the slime?
- Bowl and spoon
- 1 (4 fl oz/118 ml) bottle of non toxic school glue (gradually add this in as you could need more or less)
- 1/2 cup of free and gentle liquid laundry detergent
- 1 drop of blue food colouring (optional)
- Silver glitter (optional)
- Anna and Elsa small world dolls or any other small world characters available
Our next step was to squeeze the glue into the bowl. Bee loved watching it drip. We then gradually added small amounts of the laundry detergent and mixed it into the glue. It did not take long for the mixture to combine and change into slime. Bee got really excited and said "wow, we have made slime...it looks slippy and slimy" She also used other descriptive words such as, cold, squishy, stretchy and wet.
All that was left then was to explore and manipulate the slime.
Bee got stuck in and made finger prints in the slime, let it drip through her fingers and from one hand to the other, let it drip and stretched it. She seemed to be really enjoying this sensory experience. There was lots of language such as "It is getting longer" and "it's stretching"
I then had the idea to add blue food colouring and glitter to create a frozen theme. Bee loved it! She enjoyed shaking the glitter (nearly the whole tub) and mixing the food colouring into the slime.
|Adding glitter and blue food colouring to the slime.|
|Peeking through the slime|
|Exploring the slime with a straw|
...put her foot in it and...
- Communication and language-Using descriptive words such as wet, cold and slippy. Talking about what she is seeing and doing with the slime.
- Physical development- Fine and large manipulative skills whilst manipulating the slime, by pinching, pulling and stretching.
- Personal, social and emotional- Learning how to be safe and follow instructions. Bee showed lots of fun, pleasure and enjoyment when playing with the slime. It actually looked therapeutic.
- Literacy- Developing finger muscles to help hold and manipulate a pencil to write. Creating letters out of the slime and mark making.
- Mathematics- Measuring out the ingredients and using maths language such as long.
- Understanding of the world- Learning about change of state and exploring properties of the slime. Being involved in a sensory experience, therefore developing the senses.
- Expressive arts and design- Creating patterns in the slime.
- Experiment with different food colouring and glitters
- The slime can also be frozen and creates an interesting texture and experience when it starts to melt.
- You can use a stick if don't like the texture, but still want to explore.
- I am on a quest to fin a slime recipe that contains more natural ingredients. If you have found one please share or write a comment.