Make Honey Slime for Preschoolers
This easy honey slime recipe is the perfect addition to your Flowers & Bees Theme and it incorporates science & discovery. This recipe will definitely amaze and educate preschoolers all at the same time.
Bees are such a fun topic for preschoolers in spring since they are so active and fun to spot. With learning about bees comes an important lesson on their role in the ecosystem. I bet some of your preschoolers will be fascinated by the relationship between bees and honey! Now, let's make some slime!
*Teacher Tip: You can use any type of gold pigment powder like this set here. Dipper sticks make for a fun and new utensil experience for preschoolers!
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Start by pouring glue into a bowl then stir in magical liquid or liquid starch 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture pulls away from the bowl and is able to be kneaded.
Preschoolers typically want to help with this part which is a great time to teach them about the importance of measuring. Have them count as you pour in each part of the mixture.
Sprinkle pigment powder, small amounts at a time, onto slime and knead, add more pigment until desired shade is reached.
*Teacher Tip: Have your preschoolers help you add in the pigment powder and make note of the changes as you add it in. What is happening? Try stirring a bit before adding in more powder.
Be sure to mix in the powder before adding in anymore. As you mix you will begin to see the gold becoming brighter and brighter.
Include preschoolers in the kneading process, it's a great way to work those little muscles but also helps them feel included in the process of making slime. The more kneading the better when it comes to making slime. Ask your preschoolers what it feels like. Is it sticky? Does it have a smell?
Look at how cool and realistic the slime looks! Making slime with preschoolers is so fun. You can even include some fun bee erasers inside the mixture. After this lesson your preschoolers will be so excited to continuing learning about bees and where honey comes from.
Remember to store in an air tight container and when the color, smell, or consistency begins to change or become yucky-it's time to toss and make a new batch.
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