Fizzy Slime and Goo Playdate with Recipes

fizzy slime

We made fizzy slime! It was amazing.


  • 4 cups of white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons xantham gum (I bought mine at Sprouts) a local health food store
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Enough baking soda to cover the bottom of your tub


  1. Pour the vinegar and xanthan gum  into a bowl. Whisk vigorously I used my kitchen aid or you can whisk by hand. Add food coloring, if desired, and continue to mix together.
  2. At this point, your slime may have lots of little white clumps of xanthan gum in it. These will slowly combine with the rest of the solution you have created, so put the slime in the fridge overnight. I have left this solution in the frdge for 48 hours and it works great so don’t be afraid to make a day or 2 ahead of time.
  3. Whisk the slime until it’s smooth. It should be cloudy, and the texture should look almost creamy. But gooey.
  4. Test the consistency by lifting some of the slime up on the whisk and letting it run back into the bowl. If it’s too thick to run and pour, whisk in a little extra vinegar to thin it out.
  5. Pour the slime over the baking soda in your tub and enjoy! This is super important. Dont forget this step or you will miss out on all the fizzing and bubbles.
Not the best pictures. But this was an absolute favorite. The kids loved this one. Watching all the fizzing and bubbles is amazing

Wonderfully Scented Moon Sand

I used one cup of baking soda t0 1-2 packets of koolaid. I also added some washable liquid watercolors to give these a deeper color. Super easy just mix it all together
then add water 1 tbs at a time till you get the right consistency. You want to be able to mold these. When you are all done playing with these add some viniegar and watch the reaction as it bubbles and fizzes.
One of my favorite things to make is Clean Mud
click on the above link for my super easy recipe. I almost garuntee you will have all the ingredients already in your house.
We microwave our ivory soap instead of grating it because it is super fun and an experiment all unto itself.

  • Cook the bar of soap on HIGH for 2 minutes. Don’t take your eyes off the bar of soap as it begins to expand and erupt into beautiful puffy clouds. Be careful not to overcook your soap souffle.
  • Allow the soap to cool for a minute or so before touching it.
  • Only cook one bar at a time
I also made some of my Gel Goop
I just colored it with some liquid washable water colors
I also made some of my Borax Slime
I added some chunky glitter to it
And some of my stretchy slime using clear school glue and liquid water colors
We also made small color explosion volcanos.
Click the above link for step by step with lots of pictures instructions on how to do this fun experiment
Above is some Oobleck.
All you need is corn starch and water food coloring is optional.Recipe:
– 1 cup water
– 1.5-2 cups corn starch
– a few drops of food coloring of your choice

Ice Playdate


Summer always screams ice playdate to me. So we kicked off our Summer playdate with a fun ice party. I use some very large bowls to create our giant icebergs. I was blessed with a large stand up freezer so it just takes some clever Tetris style rearranging to make room for these beauties. I think it is so worth it don’t you?

Some pie pans came into play as well. I almost never throw away disposeable pie pans. I use them for painting with toy cars, fingerpainting, and shallow ice making. They stack pretty well. Throw in some limes from your lime tree like i did, glass beads, water beads, marbles, small toys or necklaces. Whatever you can think of top make some fun treasure hunting in the ice.

Ice building in the sand box has become a favorite every year. Use old yogurt containers, ice trays, or in our case some ice shot glass makers to create fun ice building blocks for the sand table.

I froze some tempera paint from lake shore learning to create some fun ice paint it oozes as it melts the kids just love it!

More pictures of the awesomeness. Our sand building, the giant iceberg waiting for ice cream salt and food coloring to make caverns of color. and frozen treasure hunting in the water table

This year I also supervised them using hammers to crush the ice. they had to wear safety goggles while doing this. They loved it!

More fun with icebeads! Check out my post on ice beads

Check out last years ice play date for even more great ideas!

Sensory Table: Rock Quarry

We are talking about community helpers. So I decided we needed a rock quarry complete with Quarriers (people who work in the quarry) or in our case machines that work in the quarry.
We talked about different jobs in the quarry.
Here are some names of jobs and positions you might find in a quarry

Stone Cutter
Quarry Worker
Stone Worker
Quarrying Specialist
Rock Splitter

The kids enjoyed moving the rocks around the quarry sensory table.







Materials Needed:
Rocks ( I bought these at Michaels they were just decorative rocks)
Machines that would be used in a Quarry

Iceberg Sensory Table

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We made icebergs or Igloos in our sensory table!
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I filled water balloons with water. My freezer takes 48 hours to completely freeze a water balloon. So I only froze these for 24hours. That way I knew there would be a week point and hollow center. I filled the bottom of the bin with some gravel and tore the balloons open. Which also filled the sensory bin with very cold water. Added our little cold weather friends and the kids explored!
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Sensory Table and PVC Pipes

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While studying bugs we were talking about ants and their tunneling systems they create.
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To give the kids a better understanding of what we were talking about I added PVC pipes to the sensory table with different connectors. I had meant to buy black beans to represent the ants. But used what I had on hand which were black eyed peas.
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The kids had a blast building and creating more “tunnels”
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