Valentines Day Glitter Slime – aka Gak

Since I don’t like being so bland in my writing, I also wanted to add a more fun/relevant post to my life now.  In our preschool class, ‘major’ holidays are a big deal.  We recently celebrated the ‘major’ holiday we as adults know as Groundhog’s Day.  The next big thing is Valentines day.

My students are either 3 or 4-years-old.  This means that everything is new and exciting for them!  Even if they have had previous exposure, they still become super excited about what we do in class.  Last week we created mailboxes by using cardboard picture boxes from Michaels Art Store.  The students were given red and white paint and went to town creating their boxes.

After allowing these beautiful creations to dry for a few days, we then added some bling in the form of foam glitter hearts.  Let me tell you how creative and amazing these kids are when left to their own devices, not to mention completely creative messes on their hands and shirts.

To keep the momentum and excitement going, this Tuesday which is Valentines day, we are going to create in class some Valentine glitter slime.  The idea came from the science activity you may have heard of called GAK. This is a great science activity for many classrooms.  If you haven’t done this yet with your students, I strongly encourage you to find a unit/theme that you can incorporate this activity in.

One word of advice if you do plan to make slime.  Plan ahead if it coincides with a class party time frame.  I seriously went to Walmart, Michaels, Target, Hobby Lobby, and even the Dollar Store and there was NO GLUE to be found.  Glue is a major ingredient used in the slime recipe.  Evidently, everyone wants to make Valentine slime for their class parties.

If I have any leftover slime, I will be sure to bring some to class on Tuesday to share with all of you!



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