There are so many cools ways to play with homemade slime! If you have kids who love their hands in anything oozey, squishy, and most definitely slimey but you also need to incorporate some early learning skills, this alphabet letter slime is perfect for you. Learn how easy it is to make homemade slime and add a multi dimensional education component to it!

SCRABBLE TILE HOMEMADE LETTER SLIME RECIPE

There are so many cools ways to play with homemade slime! If you have kids who love their hands in anything oozey, squishy, and most definitely slimey but you also need to incorporate some early learning skills, this alphabet letter slime is perfect for you. Learn how easy it is to make homemade slime and add a multi dimensional education component to it!

MAKE ALPHABET LETTER SLIME!

Turn learning time into play time with our easy to make slime! We simply added the mini scrabble tiles from our travel game. You can also use pony beads or other letter beads from the craft or dollar store. Science, literacy, and sensory play in one activity.

Making slime is easy! To get started you need our awesome slime recipe and a few ingredients. We have several easy to follow slime recipes to choose from including borax slime, liquid starch slime, and saline solution slime.

We stuck with a basic while slime here. Click the links in the black boxes down below to get the full slime recipes, measurements and how to tips! Plus see all our cool slime ideas!

Once you have your batch of slime ready to go, pour in the letters and mix it all up!  Adding letters makes a great back to school learning activity with lots of room for play and exploration too. Also use your scrabble letters with these fun math printables!

Alphabet Scrabble Letter Slime Easy Homemade Slime Recipe

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activator {sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid} mixes with the PVA {polyvinyl-acetate} glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!

The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state.

The addition of water is important to this process. Think about when you leave a gob of glue out, and you find it hard and rubbery the next day.

When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and is thicker and rubberier like slime!

Read more about the science behind homemade slime here.

This letter slime activity is great for little hands! Our slime activity also encourages finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and hand strengthening by searching for letters and manipulating the slime.

Of course there’s plenty of opportunity for practicing both letter and number recognition skills when using scrabble tiles. Older kids can spell words, practice sight words, and make up addition problems!

Fine Motor Letter Search Activity with Slime Sensory Play

We love how our letter slime pours out of your hands. It’s soft, stretchy, squishy, and just plain cool.

Buried Scrabble tiles in our letter slime make a great search and find game! You could also write out a list of the letters and have your kids check off the letters as they find them. Simply rinse off the letters when done. I recommend only using plastic items in slime.

Letter Recognition Slime Activity

SUPPLIES

Elmers Washable School Glue

Water

Mixing Bowl, Spoon, and Measuring Cups

Slime Activator of Choice {see individual recipes}

Plastic Scrabble Tiles or Letter Beads

SLIME RECIPES

Our go-to recipe is our homemade liquid starch slime recipe for quick slime anytime!

A popular variation these days is too use saline solution for making slime. Make sure to check the ingredients carefully to get the right one. This is still not a borax/borate free slime.

This is the traditional slime recipe and borax isn’t as scary as you think. You can read more about it with the recipe.

Sensory Slime Hand Exercise for Fine Motor Skills

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