I LOVE getting messy in speech! A mess means we did something hands on and SUPER FUN. What could be more fun then glitter slime to work on following directions, describing, sequencing, and more!
You can find the original recipe HERE, but are the materials and recipe for a quicker reference. It is super easy!
-1 Elmer’s Glitter Glue or regular glue ( bit glitter glue is always fun )
-1 Cup Water
-1 tsp. Borax
-1 Tb Water
-A medium sized bowl
Mix 1 tsp. Borax and 1 Cup water together. You can find the Borax at your local stores in the Laundry section. Have the student empty the WHOLE bottle of glue into the bowl. Add the tablespoon of water and mix it together. This helps to make the glue more flexible and easier to work with. Next, pour the Borax mixture inside of the bowl. My kids preferred to use the spatula to mix but they can use their hands. The glue will seize up right away turning to slime! Don’t leave the slime in the water mixture too long since or it can get hard.
You can easily separate the slime into smaller chunks so it’s great for groups. I recommend getting the little plastic containers, the kind that you get from a restaurant when you ask for more ketchup or salsa, to store the slime in so kids can take it home. You can get these at a store like Walmart, Target, or Meijer. I found putting little bit of the liquid you mix the glue with in the cup helps to keep everything slimey.
The best part is this doesn’t have to be just a Halloween activity! We called it Monster Slime but you can easily give it another name and make it work for any holiday or season. Here are some examples:
– Pumpkin Slime ( Fall, Thanksgiving )
– Snowman Slime, Melted Snowman ( Winter )
– Love Goo ( Valentine’s Day )
– Leprechaun Magic ( St. Patrick’s Day )
And let’s face it, anything with a gross name gets kids giggling and interested. Have kids come up some of their own monikers. It will be a fun and slimey time!