March 3, 2013

Time for Play with these DK books and making gooey slime

For children play is a form of serious learning, so let this March Break be a Time for Play.  This list of specially priced DK Books will inspire and help solve the problem of "What should I do?" questions especially during the upcoming March Break.  These books will allow fun and creativity to flow. 
This Alien Robots Science Book will be enjoyed by all the children and parents, although it is recommended for children age 7 to 12 years.  I like this super cool book as it has lots of fun robots that we can assemble with our children.  
I got my children's help to find the correct pieces to assemble and make six awesome robots.  
We learned about friction, motors, levers, gears, axles and propellers.  It explains physics, mechanics, forces and motion theories.  

This video will show how the robot spun, while the robot spun against the wood it made noise so lower the volume on your computer if needed :)
This Book Made Me Do It is a fun book that we can keep looking and learning from.  We can learn many interesting things from this book and I really recommend it for everyone.  We can brush up our know how about so many things such as arts, crafts, horoscope, interesting facts, origami, sports, food and more.  
We made this gooey slime, which is a messy but a fun experiment that children and adults will enjoy.  
To make this you will need...
1 cup cornstarch plus more
1/2 cup water
few drops food colouring

Put the cornstarch in a bowl then slowly add about 1/2 cup of water, stirring all the time.  It will become a gooey mixture.  Add the colouring then stir.  We can also add glitter at this point but we didn't do this part.  
Add more cornstarch to make the mixture roll into a dough between the hands and you will notice the gooey slime melt but when it drops it will become a solid and stick to the table.    

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  1. This looks like a book my son would enjoy.

  2. My grandchildren would love This Book Made Me Do It and would enjoy making the gooey slime in different colors.

  3. I'm so glad you posted the gooey slime recipe! My son mentioned the other day how much fun we had a few years ago when we made slime. He wanted to do it again but I couldn't remember the recipe. Also, I think he would love that robot book!

  4. My boys would love this although I think I would get annoyed with how messy it s lol

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  5. We made this slime and my kids had a great time with it! Thanks for the fun post!

  6. We made this slime and my kids loved playing with it! Thanks for the fun post!

  7. our winters consist of 'rain' so living on the wet coast, this would be awesome to have to find new fun things to keep the littles busy


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