Homemade Slime

This our homeschool week off where we take the week to do tons of projects and use a more “hands-on” approach to our homeschool days.  It is a much-needed break from textbooks and the demands on mom.   Each child plans some crafts or projects they want to work on and this homemade slime was what my 1st grader picked to make with the family.  I have to say that I am impressed at how easy it is to make homemade slime and it wasn’t nearly as messy as I thought it would be.  My two-year-old and four- year -old tested it out by dropping it on the carpet and it came right up!  So yay!  Another exciting aspect of this project is that I had all of the ingredients!  I love it when I don’t have to go to the store to buy more items for some of these crazy projects.  

how to make homemade slide 

What you will need:

Solution A

1 cup of water

1 cup of glue

food coloring

Solution B

1 1/3 cup warm water

4 tsp. Borax laundry booster

Mix ingredients of solution A together in a medium bowl.  In a second medium bowl mix the ingredients in solution B together until Borax is completely dissolved.  Slowly pour solution A into solution B but DO NOT MIX!  Roll the solution around 4-5 times.  Lift solution A out of B and knead for 2-3 minutes.  Throw away solution B and store the slime in an airtight container or ziploc bag.  

 

 

Over 24 Thanksgiving games for all ages!

I really enjoy planning fun Thanksgiving games to enjoy.  This year I was looking for some great ones that we could play at our family dinner and get all the young kids as well as the adults involved.  It always makes for a fun day and I really feel like it brings the family together.  It has always been a hit in the past and I feel it is now a tradition to have something fun planned.  The best is when everybody has to be a little bit crazy and get out of their comfort zone a little bit.  

 

12 Thanksgiving Games Kids (and Adults) Will Love!

 

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Source: Britco

This site had some awesome ideas, many of them perfect for the littlest of kids.  So even those toddlers that tend to feel left out will enjoy these games.  

 

 

Turkey Trivia

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This looked like a fun game to play after dinner or maybe even during dinner.  I know my kids love games like this while we eat and it helps my highly energetic crowd actually enjoy sitting for a change. 

 

Pumpkin Twister

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Source: Pint Sized Treasures

This game looked like SO much fun!  I loved Twister as a kid and this is a fun spin on the game… pun intended. 

 

Thanksgiving Bingo

 

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Source: Catch My Party

Head over and print this adorable FREE printable and enjoy some fun with your kiddos.  I know my 6-year-old loves games like this and it helps with his reading skills so a win win!

 

 

12 Hilarious Thanksgiving Party Games

 

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Source: Play Party Plan

I saved the best for last because I believe the most fun times are when everyone gets to embarrass themselves a little bit.  Where everyone can let loose and just have a good time, especially for the adults in the crowd.  This site had some amazingly fun games that I cannot wait to try. 

 

I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving and hold your loved ones close this year.  It is always a wonderful thing to be able to reflect on your year and see the many things there are to be grateful for.