Slime. Oobleck. Gak. Silly putty. These may all sound like silly names for a messy activity, but they are all ways for children to conduct sensory play.
What is sensory play? It’s any activity that engages the senses — sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. Sensory play is important for fine and gross motor skills, language, problem solving, managing emotions and more.
And not only are slime activities easy for sensory play, they are easy to make! So we rounded up our 11 favorite recipes to make slime, gak, silly putty and playdough with your kids.