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Pumpkin Slime and Gummi Bears


Today was a pupil free day at school, so that meant a vacation care day for me at work.  I wanted to have something entertaining for the kids as it is just a one off day.  So I picked a couple activities that I found a little while ago and put on my Ideas for Work board.  This board has a few of my work colleagues can also pin onto this board which allows us to make programing much much easier!

I wanted a bit of a science theme for todays activities as we had a LOT of boys coming today, and some for the 1st time.  We started with the Pumpkin Slime.  Take a look at the recipe over at Growing a Jeweled Rose.  I’m not sure what we did but ours didn’t work like the recipe said it would.  So I added Borax until it did.  The end result was great.  The boys really got into it and I sent home the left overs home in cups for them.  The pumpkin spice that was in it was a nice change to the glue smell that you usually get with this type of recipe.   Photos to come as they are still at school.


The other activity I did with the kids today was Gummi Bear Science. This particular set of science experiments is from over at Science for Kids.  This one comes with a Freebie on TeachersPayTeachers,  this is the link for it please head on over to get it to help with your experiment.

This and other similar posts have been really popular on Pinterest over the last few weeks.  I pinned this one ages ago but it seems to have had a spike in popularity.  I will find out how well this works in the morning, but so far it seems to be working well. The kids were great when we were doing all of the initial hypothesising and setting up the experiment, and they were especially keen to keep an eye on them for the rest of the afternoon.  Two cherubs were super keen to fill in the bar graphs and they will be able to complete the 2nd set of data tomorrow as they will both be at After School Care.

Stay tuned for tomorrow to see how the experiment turns out 🙂