Super Slime AKA Flubber

This just may have been my best batch of Flubber yet!

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Flubber is a great sensory material for kids!  For me it has always been a hit or miss when making it.  Sometime it comes out perfect, other times it is just a hard flaky ball.  I think I finally figured out the secret. when pouring in the borax mixture (recipe below, step 4) you must not only add very slowly, but pick up the ball that is forming and add mixture only to the liquid that is left NOT the already formed ball!  Try a batch today and let me know if you have any questions!

Flubber Recipe:
1. Mix 2 cups water and 1 cup glue in a big bowl.
2. Add a squirt of liquid water color and then stir it up.
3. In a separate small bowl mix together: 2 cups water and 4 TBS Borax.
4.  After it’s completely dissolved, pour the Borax mixture slowly and a little at a time into the glue and water mixture. Pour a little, mix it a little, pour a little, mix a little. Mix with your hands or a sturdy wooden spoon. As you mix, it will become a flubber ball!
NOTE: You might NOT need to use all of this Borax and water solution!!!!!
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Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night

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For the third year in a row I organized our Dr. Suess Family Night.  The event is primarily geared for preschool age children but we had children from infants to 4th grade in attendance.  This year we had 38 children and their parents attend.  It was another successful event!  We had 3 stations set up with readers reading Dr. Seuss books and three rooms full of Dr. Seuss activities.  We had art, science/sensory, graphs, games and more for children to explore with their parents.  Below are a few pictures of how the event was set up:

1. Shoe Prints

2.Foot Book Feet painting station

3.Fish Bowls and Cat in the Hat Hats

4. Crazy Critters

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Highlights from the CAEYC Conference: New Books

Last weekend I attended the California Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference in San Jose.  My favorite session was Read Aloud Wow: Best New Books and Voices.  Everyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with childrens books!  I have been collecting for over 15 years and have a great collection.  I will be posting some of my favorites under the Book Lists page.  There were a few that stood out to me this past weekend that I just had to run home and buy!  More to come.  The following books can all be purchased through Amazon.com

1.  Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Little Treasures: Endearments From Around The World

This is a great multicultural book about what parents call their children in different cultures.

2. One Special Day by Lola M. Shaefer

One Special Day (A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters)

A wonderful predictable book about a little boy who is compared to diffent animals and then becomes quiet and gentle when he is introduced to his new sibling.  Great pictures!

3. Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes

I can’t believe I didn’t know about Pete the Cat!  Fun, positive book about colors.  There are a few more in the series as well, I also purchased Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons a math/counting book.