Looking for a fun way to teach colors or measurements to your children, and you're not afraid of a little mess? Well, make some slime! Making slime can be a wonderful learning activity for children. This slime can also be placed in a zip lock bag and used as a sensory activity with an infant (of course, with close supervision)
To make slime you need:
- Zip lock bag or plastic container to store
Steps to make slime:
1. Gather ingredients and supplies. Older children (5+) making slime, can be put in charge of gathering their supplies.
*(Children 3+ can also be put in charge, but may need some help.)
2. Measure 1 cup of flour and pour it into the bowl.
3. Measure 1 cup of water. Add the food coloring of your choice to the cup of water. Pour colored water into bowl of flour.
4. Mix the flour and water. If you want it thicker, add flour about a teaspoon at a time until it's to your liking.
To turn this into a color mixing lesson simply make another batch of slime and make it a different color. You can also cut the recipe in half to make the same amount of slime using two different colors!
5. Enjoy the Slime!
Infants and young toddlers can feel the slime, as it is not taste test safe (not edible). I would put it into a zip-lock bag for a sensory activity which allows infants to feel the "squishiness" of the slime in the bag. If you used cold water they will also feel cold.