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What is sensory play?

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Sensory play covers any activity that stimulates any of the 5 senses of a child: touch, taste, sight, sound and smell.

Over the next month, we wanted to share some great sensory play ideas for children and their families to try.

This week’s idea is homemade ‘sensory slime’.

‘Sensory slime’ is a great activity for the kids to get involved in and you can get really creative and add some different textures like beads in to the mix as well.

Children’s website, the Little Learning Club have a great recipe for this slime creation:

Click here for a link to the Little Learning Club website for a list of the recipe: How to Make Sensory Slime – Little Learning Club

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 2/3 cups of corn starch
  • 1 cup of cool water
  • 1 packet of Kool-Aid, color of choice

Directions:

Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Once mixed, let it sit for 10 minutes (max.)

Suggestion: Break up the slime with a fork as it can turn quite tough once it has sat for the 10 minutes.

If watery, add some corn starch into the mix.

Enjoy!

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