Sensory

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Make Slime!

Elmer’s Slime Kit

Playing with slime is a sensory play activity allowing adults and children to utilize and understand all five senses. When several senses are stimulated at once, creativity and learning are built through exploration. Sensory play also encourages development of coordination and fine motor skills making it a great recreational activity for everyone to enjoy! Making your own is easy – we recommend making some with all of your residents!

You Will Need:

  • Elmer’s Slime Kit (available at Walmart)
    • Includes Glitter Glue
    • Includes “Magic Solution”
  • Extra Glitter
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stirring Stick

To Begin:

  1. Begin By dumping the entire bottle of glitter glue into your mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add extra glitter if you wish.
  3. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Next, add the “Magic Solution.” If you can’t find the slime kit with the included “magic solution” Contact Cleaning Solution works just the same!
  5. Mix well.
  6. Allow 5-10 minutes to set – it’ll be extremely sticky and hard to manipulate if you try to play with it right away.
  7. Store in a small Ziploc container or bag to enjoy at any moment!

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World Ocean’s Day Sensory Bottles

It’s DIY Friday! This week we’ll be following a super cute, easy and satisfying tutorial on how to make your very own Sensory Water Bottle! World Ocean’s Day is rounding the corner and what cuter way to celebrate than by creating our very own ocean-in-a-bottle!

Sensory Water Bottle Tutorial

You Will Need:

  • Water bottle with lid
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Adhesive Foam Stars
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Stirring Stick

To Begin:

  1. Start with a clean, plastic water bottle with a screw-on lid.
  2. We’ve experimented with all types of glue, but glitter glue gives the best result. Squeeze a whole bottle of glitter glue into your bottle.
  3. Top it off with any type of water – we had boxed water on hand.
  4. Add as much and however many colors or textures of glitter you want.
  5. Add sequins if you wish.
  6. Add a drop of whatever color food coloring you like (preferably the same color as the glitter glue.) We used teal. Try not to add too much, otherwise, you won’t be able to see what’s happening in your bottle.
  7. Add floating objects of your choice. We took adhesive foam stars, stuck them back-to-back, then put them in our bottle.
  8. Once everything has been added, seal your bottle tightly with the lid and shake vigorously.
  9. When you are happy with your sensory water bottle, you can glue the lid shut.
  10. Shake and enjoy!

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