We love sensory play, where a child explores different mediums such as sand, play dough, rice, beans, etc., while stimulating various senses, triggering neurons connectivity and learning in the process. And what about a Halloween inspired orange slime!
What you will need:
- paint (we are using washable fingerpaints - buy here),
- soap or shampoo,
- a ziplock plastic bag,
- a spatula to mix.
DIY 🕯️light table:
- any container,
- a string of lights (we are using orange Halloween lights),
- any transparent surface to cover the container with lights (we are using a glass shallow dish; you can also use a plastic cover from that container or anything else see through).
This activity is similar to tracing on the sand (like with Montessori Touch & Trace Sensory Writing Trays), which can be used as a precursor to writing before the child can actually hold a pen. Or, if the child is older, offer to trace numbers or letters or chid's name and see how the letters magically disappear as the slime bonds back together.
And, don't forget to have fun!
For more on sensory play see here how we made a sensory tray "How 🎥 to Make Montessori Sensorial ✍️Tracing Tray," and here a video post "Mother's Day 💐 Montessori Touch & Trace Sensory Writing Tray 🎥."