Classroom Ideas - Preschoolers



Flubber for one


Put 3 tbs. of water in a zip lock bag 

Add 1 tbs. of White glue

Add 2 heaping tbs. of Borax

Shape into ball

If mixture is too sticky, roll ball in a little bit more Borax.


Drizzle Goo


1 cup flour

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup salt

¾ cup water

Food coloring

Mix all together and put into a squeeze bottle. Drizzle on paper.


Making the "sticky" for stickers


11 tsp. flavoured gelatin

2 tsp. boiling water

Cut out to use as stickers

Place gelatin and boiling water in small bowl

Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Let mixture cool 1 minute. While the sticker solution is warm, brush a thin coat on the back of each cut out- use your finger or small brush. 

When dry you can lick them and stick them on paper just like a real stamp.


Sidewalk Chalk


⅓ cup quick setting Plaster of Paris

3 tbs. water

1 tbs. paint

Glitter (optional)

Mix all ingredients

Scoop into empty toilet paper tube

Let set for 20 minutes

Peel off cardboard. Let dry for one day.

Jewellery Clay

¾ cup flour

½ cup salt

½ cup cornstarch

Warm water


1. Mix dry ingredients together

2. Gradually add warm water until mixture can be kneaded into shapes


To Form Beads: Break dough into little balls, rolling it to the desired shape, pierce the balls with toothpicks. Allows the balls to dry. When dry, paint and string beads.




Mix together 5-6 drops of food coloring and ½ cup of salt stir well.

Cook in microwave for 1-2 minutes - store in an air tight container.


Submitted by: Kim Ward – Sunnyside Day Care





Moon Sand


4 cups of sand

2 cups of corn flour

1 cup of flour



Ziplock Bag Magic


Place a tsp of blue paint and 1 tsp of yellow paint in zip lock bag.

Tape the bag to the wall or table

Let children explore and mix the paint – to see what happens.


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Submitted by: Chantal Hebert - 1-2-3 Preschool


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