Today it is time once again for the Virtual Book Club for Kids and this month it’s all about Dr. Seuss Activities! Today it’s time, it’s time, it’s time for SLIME! But wait you, say, but wait- well jinx! This post includes affiliate links!
We’re here today to talk and play.
About all things Seuss: the good doctor, I say!
But if you think we’re done with with Seuss, sit back and relax!
Today we share 4 slimes, you see, 4 slimes inspired by 4 books.
So pull up a chair, take a seat, grab a coffee, have a look!
This Month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids book selections:
February 12th- Featured Author: Dr Seuss
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Slime
We used the Steve Spangler Borax Slime recipe this time, which is a little different than slimes we have made before in that you rinse the glue bottle. So, good times!
There was still a dicey moment with this one where I had to consult Asia Citro’s Slime Fail post but we got it under control. Phew!
We colored ours with washable liquid watercolors. It didn’t take much yellow to get it this bright. I mixed the color into the glue before adding the borax.
Now you’re ready for some easy Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish Action!
The Lorax Slime
This was a fun one, but here is a quick note about slime glue brands. For these slimes we used three different brands of glue that we had on hand. Elmer’s School Glue was the best. Staples store brand was fine but a little less elastic and stretchy while the two pack of dollar store glue that we used for the Lorax slime was totally…not good for slime. It ended up fine in the end because I added some Elmer’s that I found in a random drawer, but otherwise this slime would never have held together. It was like orange pudding.
So. There you go. Use Elmer’s and buy a gallon of it!
For this one we used orange liquid water color mixed with the glue, then completed the recipe. We added yellow pipe cleaners, googly eyes, buttons and colored craft sticks cut in half.
Cat in the Hat Sparkle Slime
I didn’t quite know what we should do for the Cat in the Hat and I asked my daughter what things make her think of the Cat in the Hat and she said red stripes. We could have done red pipe cleaners or ribbon I suppose but we had some cool red holographic glitter from our friends at CraftProjectIdeas.com that is like little red glitter stripes so we added that to our white slime.
Now we tried to incorporate the glitter into the slime after mixing up the slime. I’d say….I don’t quite recommend that method hahaha. We had about as much glitter on our hands as we got kneaded into the glitter.
But it was still fun and pretty, not to mention good work for our hands!
Green Eggs and Ham Slime
Green Eggs and Ham was not one of the selections this month but I was making white slime for the Cat and the Hat Sparkle slime so we used it to make green eggs too!
This was just the uncolored slime recipe, using the white Elmer’s Glue, add in some green plastic easter eggs and green pom pom, and voila, Green eggs!
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One fish two fish real and pseudo word game from Rainy Day Mum
Number Pocket Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Toddler Approved
Letter Fun with the Cat in the Hat from The Educators’ Spin on It
The Lorax Truffula Trees Cutting Practice from Still Playing School
Make your own whisper-ma-phone from Science Sparks
Red Fish Blue Fish ABC Match from Growing Book By Book
Lorax Sensory Bottle by The Pleasantest Thing
Kite Rhyming with the Cat in the Hat from Inspiration Laboratories
The Lorax Number Match Up from Playdough to Plato
Truffula Tree Number Matching from 3 Dinosaurs