Preschool Dinosaur Slime DIY
Is there anything preschoolers love more than making slime and learning about dinosaurs? What about mixing the two together? With this recipe, you will have some pretty excited and engaged preschoolers. This slime makes the perfect addition to your dinosaur themed week and your preschoolers can join in on the fun of making it!
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Teacher Tip: Slime is a great opportunity to work on following directions and learning how to follow recipes. Invite preschoolers to help you measure out the ingredients. It's also great counting practice as you add in the drops of magical liquid.
To begin making slime, first pour the glue into a big bowl. The bigger the bowl the better because it makes it easier when you have to knead together the slime. It's also helpful to have a big bowl because it makes it easier for preschoolers to pour into without spilling.
Stir in Magic Liquid solution, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture pulls away from the bowl and is able to be kneaded. Count with your preschoolers as you pour in each tablespoon of the liquid.
Then you will slowly pour in the molasses. Between steps ask your preschoolers what they think will happen? What does the molasses smell like? Have they used molasses before? Be sure to explain that you also use molasses when making yummy treats! They might even be up for a little taste test!
Be sure to knead together the slime, and once it's all mixed together you can pour the slime into a shallow dish for preschoolers to walk their dinosaurs through.
Dinosaur tar slime brings imaginative play to the next level as preschoolers are able to pretend they are in prehistoric times as their dinosaurs climb through the sticky tar. This is a fun activity to do with your preschoolers while you are learning all about dinosaurs.
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