Alphabet Slime Match Upper Lowercase Letters
I am part of Elmers Crafty Teachers Crew and they asked me to create a fun learning activity with some of their products and share them with you. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. make some alphabet slime! Sensory materials like slime are fun all by themselves but adding a few items can turn a completely sensory experience into a sensorial literacy one. My daughter has known her letters for quite some time but still confuses lowercase b and d from time to time. This activity is a great way to work on upper and lowercase letter identification as well as fine motor development as your child or students dig through the slime for the small beads. My preferred way to use this activity is to set it all up and let the child explore, let them match up the letters or just PLAY. They will benefit from both options.
Gather your materials. You will need some Elmers clear school glue, Elmers glitter glue, glitter, liquid starch, alphabet beads, two ice cube trays, a marker, some bowls, and a spatula.
Before you mix up the slime write the lowercase letters in the ice cube tray with a permanent marker.
Here is the recipe I used our slime was not very sticky and pretty thick. I kneaded it a lot! I like it strong and thick so little bits dont go flying.
1 bottle of Elmers Clear School Glue
1/2 bottle of Elmers Glitter Glue
1 squeeze ( about a tablespoon) of Elmers School Glue
Glitter We used the glitter from Elmers Craft Bond Glitter & Glue. One full tube for each color.
1/4 cup of liquid starch
I mixed the first four ingredients then added the starch and kneaded by hand. It got messy at times but, it was quick to make.
I made four colors, but my little assistant wanted to mix them together. The photos would have been SO much prettier if we didnt but lets all keep a good perspective on these activities. They arent for us or even Pinterest they are for our little ones SO MIX THE COLORS even if they end up brown or in our case a gun metal gray.
Add the alphabet beads and mix.
Set out the trays and the slime for your little letter finder.
She spent about half the time digging for letters and putting them in the correct sections and the other half just playing and exploring the slime.
We sat together both digging in and picking out letters. As well as giggling at the not so proper noises that the slime made as she pushed into it.
After a while we went looking for letters that we hadnt found yet, she noticed which letters had the most beads in their sections and which were empty.
Then she played some more!
Using some novelty to reinforce or even introduce basic concepts makes them mush more fun. Using sensory materials like slime can offer children that need to squish and grab and squeeze an outlet to do that while still reaching more specific goals.
Tomorrow I will share another simple idea we created with this slime after we got all the alphabet beads out I will be taking it to my preschool class to explore with my students. Dont miss it!
As stated above this post is part of a sponsored program with Elmers Glue.
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Alphabet Slime Recipe for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Combine science and literacy into a hands on learning activity all about letters with alphabet slime! A favorite kids alphabet book is transformed with an easy homemade slime recipe! You can take any of your favorite alphabet based books and create this easy slime letter making activity for the kiddos to use for early learning and play. Making slime is a snap when you have the best slime recipes to use!
How many different mix-ins have you tried with our basic slime recipes? From gold leaf foils to beads to soft clay to chalkboard paint and now letter beads, there are a gazillion ways to make super cool and satisfying slime recipes with the kiddos. This new slime recipe will be sure to please the learning side too.
Slime making is always a huge hit with kids. Our Alphabet Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make for a fabulous early learning activity.
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SLIME SCIENCE, EARLY LEARNING, AND FUN!
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and thats perfect for STEM which is science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We have a brand new series out on NGSS science standards, so you can read how this will fit in nicely too!
Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
Read more about slime science!
By adding alphabet letters (upper case and/or lower case), you will create a wonderful hands on learning opportunity for our youngest slime fans and new readers! Slime is already such an AMAZING sensory experience. Pairing it with an early learning activity like letter recognition is a natural fit because kids love to explore.
Our alphabet slime is perfect for little hands to do big exploring! Have you also considered the great fine motor skills involved with searching for letters and pulling them out of the slime? You now have combined a bit of science, literacy, and fine motor skills all in one!
WAYS TO LEARN WITH ALPHABET SLIME
You can use just about any alphabet book with any theme.
My son always loved construction alphabet books. Use a plastic dump truck to collect letters and add little pebbles to the slime. Want to use a Halloween theme alphabet book? Change the color of the slime and add plastic spiders! Do you have a princess fan? Add faux gems and a bit of pink food coloring (or favorite princess color) to the slime!
For Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, make your own palm tree and laminate it! Slime can be sticky/wet so considering laminating any paper materials you use which also can help for reusing with other kids.
Have your kids search through the alphabet slime to pull out letters to add to the tree. You can then go over the letters they found. Can they spell their name?
You can also call out a specific letter for the kiddo to find and show you.
Alternatively, you can write letters on a sheet (or on the tree) and have them match letters pulled from the slime to the letter written down!
Best of all slime adds a playful element that creates an engaging environment for learning and an excited kiddo!
We have more fun ways to explore the alphabet and letters here.
EASY ALPHABET SLIME RECIPE
Elmers glue slime is super easy to make, and the best part is the versatility of our basic slime recipes. Once you learn how to make slime, the themes are endless like this fun Chicka Chicka Boom Boom alphabet letter slime.
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. Its the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
ELMERS CLEAR GLUE SLIME MAKING TIPS
The base for our slime recipe uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is Elmers clear glue, baking soda, and saline solution.
Now if you dont want to use the saline solution slime recipe, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch or borax powder. However, we find the saline recipe is perfect for UK and Canadian slime makers too!
Our easy, how to make slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our favorite 4 basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
We believe learning how to make slime shouldnt be disappointing or frustrating! Thats why we want to take the guess work out of making slime!
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We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your alphabet slime! You can even read about slime science at the bottom of this page as well as find additional slimy resources.
ALPHABET SLIME INGREDIENTS
As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for this cloud slime, but we like this easy saline solution slime recipe with the Elmers basic clear school glue. I will link the products we used here with Amazon affiliate links.
I highly suggest reading through our recommended slime ingredients and supplies page to check out all the best ingredients for making slime.
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Single Batch of Slime:
1/2 cup of Elmers Clear Washable School Glue
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tbsp saline solution (Target Brand Sensitive Eyes is our favorite)
Food coloring, glitter (optional)
Alphabet Letters (your choice)
ALPHABET SLIME RECIPE
(Look for the written directions below the photos)
The best alphabet slime recipe starts with the right alphabet slime ingredients. Make sure to follow along with our measurements. Start by adding your clear glue to a bowl and mixing in the water. If you want to make a larger amount of slime you can easily double or triple the recipe.
Additionally you can add food coloring and glitter to your slime! Slime making is all about experimenting with your own personal creativity.
BEST SLIME ACTIVATORS
Add in your slime activator which is the baking soda and saline solution to complete the chemical reaction you read about above in the science slime section. If you scrolled past it, go back and read it with your kids!
You can also learn more about all our favorite slime activators. Keep in mind that liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder are all in the boron family. Neither of these ingredients are truly borax free.
The first time you make slime usually needs some experimentation to find the slimy consistency thats right for you. Slime making can be a bit like Goldilocks finding the right bed or the right porridge. Some kids like it messier and some kids like it firmer.
Note: Liquid starch slime may appear stringy at first but give it a few minutes!
SALINE SOLUTION SLIME RECIPE WITH CLEAR GLUE
Single Batch Recipe. Watch a full length video fo this slime being made on our main saline slime recipe page!
STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of Elmers Clear Washable School Glue to your bowl.
STEP 2: Mix with 1/2 cup of water.
STEP 3: Add food coloring and glitter.
STEP 4: Add baking soda and mix well.
STEP 5: Add saline solution and stir until fully mixed and slime forms.
SLIMY NOTE: This is the stickier of our basic slime recipes at first. Be careful not to put to much extra saline solution on the slime after its made as it will continue to stiffen. Kneading really helps to eliminate the slime and you can knead in the bowl if desired.
Squirt a bit of saline solution on your hands to reduce stickiness as you knead your slime.
STRETCHY SLIME vs. STICKY SLIME ?
A stickier slime will be a stretchier slime no doubt. A less sticky slime will be a firmer slime. However, not everyone loves a sticky slime! As you continue to knead the slime, the stickiness will lessen.
Tinkering with the baking soda and saline amounts will change the consistency of the slime to thinner or thicker. Keep in mind that any recipe will come out just a bit different on any given day. This is really a great chemistry experiment, and one of the things you will learn is that slime is meant to be stretched slowly.
STORING YOUR SLIME
Slime lasts quite a while! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. The slime containers we use are reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers.
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Alphabet Slime Recipe
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A big thank you to Hobby Lobby for sponsoring todays post. We hope you and your children enjoy making and playing with this Glitter Alphabet Slime Recipe.
Homemade slime seems to be all the rage lately, doesnt it?! I can see why since the stuff is so amazingly awesome to play with! It took me a few different tries to find a recipe that I love and now we always seem to have a container of colorful slime hanging out on our kitchen counter ready for someone to play with.
I came home with some colorful alphabet beads from Hobby Lobby last week and knew they would be a perfect addition to our favorite slime recipe.
Whether you are experienced at making slime or this will be your first time trying it, you and your kids are going to love this ooey, gooey Glitter Alphabet Slime Recipe.
How to Make Glitter Alphabet Slime
Exploring slime is an amazing sensory experience for kids! Its a great opportunity for them to listen to what it sounds like when they squish the ooey, gooey slime through their fingers and great to experience what it feels like to touch the slime and squish it between their fingers. The addition of alphabet beads adds a fun educational component to this glitter slime recipe and we are excited to share it with you today.
Supplies Needed to Make this Glitter Alphabet Slime
- ½ cup Elmers Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup liquid starch
- food coloring
- extra fine glitter
- alphabet beads
- ½ cup measuring cup
- large bowl
- stirring spoon
Instructions for Making this Alphabet Glitter Slime
1. Pour 1/2 cup of water into your large bowl. Then pour 1/2 cup of Elmers Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue into your bowl. Stir the two liquids together until they are thoroughly mixed.
2. Add a drop or two of your food coloring into your bowl and thoroughly mix it. We love to use Squeeze Gel Color from Hobby Lobby because they have such a huge variety of colors to choose from. Plus a little bit goes a long way so the bottles last forever. Since you are combining the color with white glue it will be a muted version of the color.
TIP: If you use the gel color you really only need to add a tiny bit. If you add too much the slime might end up dying your hands when you play with it. I speak from personal experience.
3. Add some fine glitter into your bowl and mix the solution together. At our house we live by the saying glitter makes everything better so we add a lot! In our pink slime pictured below we added both pink and purple fine glitter.
4. Measure out 1/2 cup of liquid starch, pour it into your bowl and begin stirring.
Youll notice the slime start to form immediately as you stir. Keep stirring as long as possible until you are left with a stringy slime consistency. Now comes the fun part! Use your hands to knead the slime for several minutes.
TIP: This is the part where I always get nervous because the slime still seems a bit stringy after kneading it for several minutes, but dont worry! Set the bowl aside and let it sit for at least 15 minutes and you will come back to smooth, beautiful slime in your bowl.
5. Before playing with your slime, pour your package of alphabet beads into your bowl. Press them down into your slime a bit and let them sit in the bowl for a few minutes to sink down into the slime a bit.
Playing with your Glitter Alphabet Slime
Slime should never be consumed! Children should always be supervised when making and playing with slime.
When my daughter played with her glitter alphabet slime, I left the activity completely open-ended. I was surprised to see how she naturally gravitated towards the letter beads.
She pointed out and named letters all on her own. I watched her form a circle slime pizza and arrange the alphabet beads on the different slices how she wanted.
She also enjoyed holding the slime up high in the air and watched as it stretched back down to her place mat, admiring all of the colorful letter beads.
Tips for Keeping your Alphabet Slime Fresh:
- Store your slime in an airtight plastic container for weeks before tossing it out and making a new batch.
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after playing with your slime. This will help keep germs out of your slime so it will stay fresher longer.
- We love to play with our slime on a clean plastic place mat so clean up is a breeze. If you play with your slime on a table or counter, make sure to wipe the surface before and after play with a disinfectant wipe. This will help keep your slime cleaner and fresher.
- After the slime sits in the container for a long period of time you might notice some water separation on top of your slime. We always just pour any liquid out and knead the slime for a few minutes for it to absorb back in any water.
The best thing about making slime is how many different options you get to choose from when you make itWhat fun color do you want to use? What kind of glitter and color do you want to choose? What fun mix-ins can you use to bring extra fun to your slime?
All of these fun options is what makes Hobby Lobby the perfect store for purchasing all of your slime supplies. They have a huge variety of different coloring agents, glitters and all the fun sequins, beads and mix-ins you could possibly think of. Not to mention how you can buy Elmers Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue in a larger quantity so you can make slime to your hearts content!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.
.FIX THIS SLIME with the LETTERS in your NAME!! - JKREW
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