Making slime is not just a trendy, here today, gone tomorrow activity for kids!
It’s an awesome sensory activity for kids of all ages from preschoolers, kindergarten, elementary children and up. And believe it or not, playing with slime is not only a great screen free activity for kids, but it also helps kids’ development!
Like many parents, I was skeptical about letting my kids play with slime too. But let me tell you, as soon as I broke down and mixed up my first slime, my kids and I were hooked on it! There’s something so relaxing and mesmerizing about squishing and playing with slime.
That’s exactly why we want to share our easy slime recipes for kids with you and your family. We’ll teach you exactly how to make slime at home with your kids the way you want it!
Do you like messy, sticky oozy slime? We’ve got recipes for that.
Maybe you prefer firmer, non-sticky slime that is great for indoor play? We’ve got that too!
Read below to check out all our fun slime making ideas. We guarantee you’ll find one your kids will be begging you to make today!
Easy Slime Recipes For Kids
All of our how to make slime recipes are listed below in alphabetical order. Be sure to check back often since we are adding new slime ideas weekly!
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Benefits Of Slime For Kids
You may be thinking slime is just some weird trend kids these days are into, but did you know there are several benefits of playing with slime?
First, let’s talk about the obvious.
Making slime for your kids and playing with them is a great activity to connect with your kids. Far too often we as parents want to do things we like, instead of things our children have an interest in.
Slime is a great bridge activity that parents and kids can enjoy together!
If you haven’t played with slime before, you need to try it out at least once. I’ll bet it’s easier, more fun and a great relationship building activity you and your kids will love doing.
Another benefit of playing with the slime is it’s a screen free activity. As parents we know all too well how easy it is for our kids to get sucked into screens. From phones, to computers, tablets and tvs, our kids are inundated with screen time.
Sometimes it’s hard to get our kids away from all the noise of electronics. Since slime is so alluring for kids, it’s the perfect screen free activity.
Finally, slime is an amazing sensory play activity for kids. When children are pulling, squishing and mixing the slime it engages multiple senses. This in turn allows the brain to develop new neural connections, increase creativity and develop observational skills.
According to an article by Michigan State University, “In play experiences, combining the sense of touch with the senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell helps build cognitive skills.”
If you’ve made it this far, I’m sure you realize there’s really more to this slime fad than meets the eye.
Why don’t you give it a try and whip up a batch of slime for your kids to play with?
We’re betting after your first batch, you’ll be back to make more and more!
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