Exploring sense of touch
Month 7 · Activity 17 · Cooking
1 plastic bowl
1 1/2 cups white glue (Elmers or similar)
1 cup of cornstarch
Mix glue and cornstarch in a bowl with your hands. (This is using your sense of touch)
Add more cornstarch if too sticky
Store slime in the refrigerator for a few days
1 plastic bowl
1/4 cup of glue with 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in
Add 1 teaspoon of contact lens solution
Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch and knead
Include a child in the mixing of slime. After slime is made, encourage the child to make a ball, add objects and have fun feeling the slime.
* Slime can be messy but is a wonderful way to develop creativity, sense of touch and fine motor skills
This is often a child's first "science experiment" as they learn about chemical principles so make it exciting.
Chat about how slime turns from a liquid to a solid and how it is gooey and so much fun to stretch. Check this site for other slime recipes and more information.
QUESTIONS FOR CHILD
Can you share what types of jobs a scientist would do at work?
What is the grossest thing you can think of that you have seen?
- plastic bowl
- 1 1/2 cups white glue (12 ounces - can use clear or glitter glue)
- 1 cup cornstarch
- Second recipe - 1/4 cup of glue, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon contact lens solution, 1/4 cup cornstarch
- tablecloth/cover/old newspaper to protect the table
- art smock
- Math & Science Skills
- Motor Skills
- Problem Solving Skills