Combine science and literacy into a hands-on learning activity all about letters with alphabet slime! An easy homemade slime recipe transforms a favorite kid’s alphabet book! You can take any of your favorite alphabet based books and create this easy slime letter recognition 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!
ALPHABET SLIME RECIPE
Making Slime with Kids
How many different mix-ins have you tried with our basic slime recipes? There are a gazillion ways to make super cool and satisfying slime recipes with the kiddos, from gold leaf foils to beads to soft clay to chalkboard paint and now letter beads. 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.
No one wants to be sad and frustrated when they get the chance to learn how to make slime…
Oh, slime is science, too, so don’t miss the great information on the science behind slime. Want to see how slime fits into your classroom? Click here>>> NGSS Science Standards.
Slime Science for Early Learning
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for STEM, which is science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Slime 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 science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
Read more about slime science here!
Adding alphabet letters (upper and/or lower case) 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 your favorite princess color) to the slime!
For Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, make your palm tree and laminate it! Slime can be sticky/wet, so consider laminating any paper materials you use, which can also help to reuse 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 excited kiddo!
Easy Alphabet Slime Recipe
Elmer’s 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.
ELMERS CLEAR GLUE SLIME-MAKING TIPS
The base for our slime recipe uses one of our most basic slime recipes: Elmer’s clear glue, baking soda, and saline solution.
If you don’t want to use the saline solution slime recipe, test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch or borax powder. However, the saline recipe is also perfect for UK and Canadian slime makers!
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Alphabet Slime Recipe 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 Elmer’s basic clear school glue. I will link the products we used here with Amazon affiliate links.
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Single Batch of Slime:
1/2 cup of Elmer’s 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, plastic is best)
Step By Step 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 clear glue to a bowl and mixing it in the water. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you want to make a larger amount of slime.
Additionally, you can add food coloring and glitter to your slime! Slime-making is all about experimenting with your creativity.
Add The Slime Activator
Add in your slime activator, the baking soda, and the 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. Remember that liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder are all in the boron family. Neither of these ingredients is truly borax free.
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 first stickier of our basic slime recipes. Be careful not to put too much extra saline solution on the slime after it’s made, as it will continue to stiffen. Kneading well helps to eliminate the slime, and you can knead it in the bowl if desired.
Squirt some 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 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. Remember that any recipe will come out just a bit differently on any given day. This is a great chemistry experiment, and you will learn 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 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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