We love sensory play, where a child explores different mediums such as sand, play dough, rice, beans, etc., while stimulating various senses, triggering neuron connectivity and learning through play in the process. So, what about making a Halloween inspired sensory orange slime!
What you will need:
- paint (we are using washable fingerpaints – buy here),
- soap or shampoo,
- a ziplock plastic bag,
- a spatula.
DIY 🕯️light table:
- a container,
- a string of lights (we are using orange 🎃Halloween lights),
- any transparent surface to cover the container (we are using a glass shallow dish; you can also use a plastic cover from that container or anything else flat and see-through).
This activity is similar to tracing on sand (like with Montessori Touch & Trace Sensory Writing trays), which can be used as a precursor to writing before a child can actually hold a pen. With an older child, offer to trace numbers or letters or chid's name and observe how the letters magically disappear as the slime bonds back together.
For more on sensory play, see here a video post 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 🎥."