This is a variation to the borax/ glue slime that everyone makes I wanted it to fall through the baskets slowly and keep the runny consistency even after cooling so this is the recipe I came up with. For my Post on how to make amazing Slima Baskets visit this link I have WONDERFUL TIPS AND IDEAS recipes and more plus tons of pics on my permanent site Familylicious
Colored Rice This is actually a sorting table there are sets of all different types of Items. Varying in different colors, shapes, sizes, etc. Moon Sand table set with different size scoopers (measuring cups) in different shapes as well the heart ones are a favorite molds were set in the table as well.
Moon Sand is super easy to make Ingredients: 7 cups Flour (use the cheap stuff) 1/2 cup baby oil
Materials Needed: Water Food Coloring Ice Tray Eye Dropper
Directions: 1. create colored water 2. Explain it is their job to drop one or two drops in each reservoir 3. After they are done filling the tray they can then suck the water back up and put it back in the holding container
Variation: Don't have super cool ice trays like me (I think they were 99 cents at Ikea) no problem! all you need is a baking pan, wax paper, and a sharpie
You can be even more creative with this I dotted out Kaia's name. You could make a picture or just dots its up to you!
• Post office bags • Shirts • Use kitchen units to make tables for Post Office • Cash Register • Scale? You will need to Create, Collect, or get donations for the following: • A large mailbox (big box) • Lots of Envelope’s scrap paper, pens/pencils, stickers, rubber stamps and ink pads, • Does anyone have an old mailbox? If so bring it in maybe go to a hardware store ask for a donation? • Go to the post office and get a bunch of empty priority mail boxes and whatever else you can get (seals and stickers etc) • Make post office hats and badges • Create a cubby space where the kids can put envelopes/ letters into different slots ( try BevMo or Trader Joes ask for donations of wine crates) • Make a conveyer belt with turning handles use a large box (got to Bike Store ask for bike box) • Make a specific Teacher Barbara and Teacher Jackie mail Drop box • Bring in small kid size tables for the kids to sit at and write • Make a large sign that says LPPP Post OFFICE hang from loft • Bubble wrap • Post cards • Junk Mail • Scale (if the school doesn’t have one) ask TB • Paper Punch • Ask Post Office for the Bins to hold mail while on vacation sometimes they will donate * What do you think about using the wine crates and labeling them, create our own letters so that if the children choose they can actually really sort the mail. We can use words, and perhaps shape sorting. So a name and a + sign so that readers and none readers can sort easily if they so choose. • Buy $2 or $3 worth of 1 cent stamps for the kids to use • Use voting booths as back drop • Anything Else you can think of?
Our Post Office Sign
We added a sign with prices of postage etc
The Post Office counter consists of registers scales and postage and microphones so they can call out for who is next
Back of the post Office Counter
Lots of envelopes
Plenty to sell We turned the upstairs loft area into a writing center which includes two mailboxes one for each of the Teachers
The are envelopes, stamps, paper, markers, and more to create all the letters for sending and sorting
Mail bags for carrying the mail
Very cool Mailbox it even has a door in the back to pull all the mail out
The Letter sorting game
A letter game I created with small boxes to further their sorting
Each box has an Upper case and lower case letter they also need to be sorted into the right larger box with assigned letters
Racks for all the boxes and sorting
Plenty to mail in these great boxes
Shirts for the Post Office employees
Hats for the employees
We created badges for the children to wear
Our Mail chute The mail shoot is connected to the top of the loft where the writing center is so after the children have written a letter it can be sent down the mail shoot to the conveyor belt where it can then be sorted and sent off to the mail truck to be delivered.
There is also a mail bin with some bags for carrying letters and packages to the mail truck. The mail lands on the conveyor belt