Looking for ways to use slime in your homeschooling? Check out these creative homeschool slime activities that are educational AND fun!
Slime is the big thing with kids right now! It’s sort of like a fidget spinner, only messier. Kids love it so much, it can be difficult to find regular school glue in stores now.
With endless creative possibilities for add-ins and recipes, there is definitely no sign of this fad fading out any time soon. And as a homeschooler, you can take advantage of this and use slime in your homeschooling to add some fun to your everyday education.
Homeschool Slime Activities
Here are just a few ways you can incorporate slime into your homeschooling:
1. Turn the science of how slime works into a fun sensory activity during your next unit study for a fun and exciting option.
2. Make themed slime for your unit study. You can do this with nearly any unit study with the right mix-ins! For example, you could do ocean slime with small shells, sand, and even toy sea animals for an Ocean Unit Study.
3. Discover the science behind slime and the reaction that occurs between the chemicals in the glue and activator that make it the texture that it is. Experiment with different amounts of the ingredients to change the texture of your slime. Study physical change and how the slime changes as it dries out in the air over time. What happens if you warm it up? Put it in the freezer?
4. Use slime to explore color mixing. Create several colors of clear slime. Have your child explore colors with thin layers of stacked slime. Mix and roll small bits of slime together to see them blend. To make it a little easier to see, mix in glitter that matches each color so you can spot the blending.
5. Use slime as a tool for focus and attention. This is one of the most common ways slime is used in homeschooling, as it helps keep kids’ hands busy while their minds are at work. This especially helps with children who tend to get distracted easily.
These are just a few ideas, but there are tons of possibilities! Be sure to check out our huge collection of slime recipes for some inspiration.
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