When children are fully engaged in an activity, it makes the learning even more interesting and fun for them. Today, our Preschool and Pre-K students were able to experience just that and more, when they made fluffy slime!
Making slime in the classroom is one of the best projects a teacher could execute. Children are fully engaged while they are busy mixing slime, squishing, and stretching it, and at the same time, discussions take place about the different compositions that makes up slime! Talk about the ingredients you are using and why, when combined, they form this rubber substance known as slime. Mixtures, molecules, polymers, viscosity, reactions, are tons of great science vocal words just waiting to be explored while you make homemade slime.
The children learned mathematical terms, as they measured the different ingredients, and had to quantify how much of each item they were using. The children all took turns, to make 6 different containers of fluffy slime.
The project created so much excitement that the Toddlers came to join us as well! They had fun mixing in the food coloring, to make our different colored fluffy slime! The only ingredients which were used were:
- baking soda
- Elmer’s white glue
- shaving cream
- contact lens solution (secret ingredient)
- food coloring (if you want to make different colored slime)
This is a great activity to try with your little one at home!