Daily Activity for Kids – Day 6 – Make Slime (taste safe)
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!
Today’s Activity: Make Slime (taste safe)
Today we are making slime that is safe for tasting. It probably won’t taste good but it won’t hurt to taste it. It also has a nice texture with the chia seeds.
Step 1: Collect the items you will need.
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 ¾ cup of water
- Food colouring
- 3-4 cups of cornstarch
Step 2: Mix the chia seeds, food colouring and water together.
Step 3: Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 4: Uncover and add the corn-starch a little at a time. About a cup at a time. Mix and then continue until your achieve the desired level of consistency. It should be like regular slime – slimy but can easily be taken off hands.
Step 5: Store slime covered in the refrigerator. You will need to add a little water each time you take it out to use it. It will reactivate the slime.
Did you know that slime resembles both a liquid and a solid? This is a great discussion to start with your children. You can look up other items that have similar properties, or you can compare and chart items that are liquid and items that are solid. See how many you can name. Did you know that slime can be destroyed by vinegar? When you are finished playing with your slime, add vinegar to it and watch it completely dissolve.
This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: STEAM (science an