The kids will love bringing winter right into the classroom with these snow slimes! They’re an excellent addition to our ultimate collection of types of slime recipes from A to Z.
Related: How to Make Fluffy Slime With Kids
Are you wondering how to make slime with kids. or when to incorporate slime recipes into your lesson planning? Don’t worry. Making slime with kids is super simple when you’re armed with the right recipes. There are also some incredible learning opportunities along the way.
Making and playing with slime can be included with any theme you can imagine. It is so versatile! A color change here, some glitter there, and BAM! A brand new slime recipe. Slime can be made to fit with any theme of your choosing.
Since we are sledding into winter at warp speed, I’ve curated a list of my favorite snow slime ideas below.
Let your students make faces in their own version of the fluffy snowman slime. Lots of fine motor skill practice as the children arrange and rearrange their snowman faces!
Learn how to make snow slime with an interesting texture this winter. What a great opportunity to discuss different words for how the slime feels.
Encourage your kids to stretch the limits of this super strong snow slime recipe. The strong white snow is an excellent canvas for a small world activity!
Add a touch of glamour by setting out some craft gems with the sparkly snow slime! This slime will be the highlight of your preschool “Frozen” theme!
The super easy snowman slime recipe is a perfect gift to send home with the kids! The white slime is placed inside several small, clear containers decorated with snowman faces.
Experience a new combination of textures with the snow floam winter sensory play. I love the feel of those tiny foam balls!
The blue table top confetti really gives a nice pop of color and texture to the snowflake slime.
Work with children individually, or in small groups, to create the snow slime in a jar. Seal them up and send them home just in time for winter break!
After all of the snow slimes, why not put together this awesome hot chocolate slime with with your students. What a great way to end a snowy slimy day!
Ingredients for Snow Slimes
If you’d like to make any of the snowy slimes mentioned above, you might want to grab some of these ingredients (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
A huge bonus to making slime is that it doesn’t have to be a one day activity. It can be stored in an airtight container for water use. When your class is ready to play with the snow slimes again, swap the dry snow in the Arctic small world activity with your premade snow slime! Or set up a different small world activity for your students using some winter-themed toys. I’ve included some toy ideas below.
If using toys in slime doesn’t sound appealing to you, learn how to make fake snow with flour for some fun snow-themed small world play!
How will you incorporate the snow slimes into your plans? Let me know in the comments below!
Now that you’ve got ideas for how to make your own snow slimes, let’s chat safety. Making slime is really a science experiment and we need to treat it as such. That means there are a few rules that need to be followed.
First, students must have adult supervision at all times when making or playing with slime. This is a general rule for all of Fun-A-Day’s activities!
Next, be sure to keep the slime (and any of its ingredients) out of everyone’s. That might mean the activity needs to be altered in some way to maintain safety for your class. If this is a concern in your classroom, place the slime into a sealed plastic bag so the children can still engage with it. You can also put the slime in a jar or bottle for a little more security.
Everyone needs to wash their hands before and after making and playing with slime. I’ve never seen a skin reaction while making slime, but that doesn’t mean you won’t.
So safety first . . . and then lots of fun with snow slimes!
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