Preschoolers will love making and playing with this rock slime! Add it to your transportation or Earth themed preschool lessons.
If your kids love all things transportation, add this awesome slime recipe to your activities. Your little ones will love helping you mix this up, and then they’ll spend hours playing with it.
Slime is a fun activity for preschoolers as are rock activities. Combine the two in this fun craft! Preschoolers can help pour and mix the ingredients, or you can make it ahead of time.
What You’ll Need
1 5 oz bottle of clear glue
½ cup water
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp contact solution
What You’ll Do
In a bowl, pour the entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue.
Add in ½ cup of water.
Add in ½ tsp baking soda and stir.
Add in the rocks.
Add 1 tbsp contact solution. It will instantly begin to form.
It will be STICKY! Don’t panic! Mix the solution in the bowl until it starts to form.
Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
If you want to add additional rocks, go ahead!
Store in an airtight container.
Note: This is a heavy slime. The weight from the rocks will make it cascade and stretch, but it is fun for molding into shapes too!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT ROCKS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about rocks. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Scribble Stones – This story starts off with a little stone who thinks he will be become something amazing but then soon realizes he had become a dull paper weight. He’s on a mission to become something greater and in the process meets scribble and splatter and they all come up a creative way to bring joy to thousands of people.
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn’t Roll – When the rocks get together to play and roll around their favorite hill, they find that one of their friends, Ricky, can’t roll with them. Unlike all of the others, who are all round, Ricky can’t roll because he’s flat on one side.
My Books of Rocks and Minerals – This colorful reference book delves into more than 100 different types of rocks, minerals, gemstones, crystals, and fossils, explaining what each one is, how it’s formed, and how it’s been utilized throughout history.