I've added a new "label" to my sidebar (see bottom left side of blog) called "Boredom Busters". If you live in a large area of our country, the next few months are sure to bring many inside days with little people. My ideas are (usually) not new or unique to me, but I try to share some things that work for us!
Welcome to anyone visiting from Jenilee's "Just Because Blog Hop"! Glad you're here! I"m Jenney, mom to three (almost 4) kiddos, and I run a home daycare. My husband is a police officer, and I blog about that occasionally too. Mostly though, about family life.
Today's activity was one I had done with my remedial kindergarten class WAY back. I was reminded of it though as my boys were vegged out watching Sid the Science Kid on Monday. While I was laid up with my lovely bug, they watched as much TV as they would normally in two weeks. All in the name of survival, I assure you!
Mixing bowl (I used a large measuring cup)
Food coloring (optional)
Next the boys got busy mixing. I should have put the food coloring in at this point, because by the time we did our slime was pretty stiff when mixed quickly (when mixed slowly it oozes nicely).
Yep, it was messy. Our table (and a little of my camera) had cornstarch all over it. However, it cleans up VERY easy. Just water and a washcloth. We talked about how to make purple, as Little Monkey Man has been doing lots with colors in his preschool. We used one drop of blue and two drops of red and it made a lovely purple color.
You seriously have to try this some yucky day and let me know how it goes! Check out the other "Boredom Busters" and try them too! *It may take me a little while to find them all and label them...just sayin'.