Firefighter Slime Activities for Kids

Firefighter Slime Activities for Kids

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Since my husband is a Firefighter, my son (and really, my 18 month old daughter) are obsessed with all things Firefighter. This Firefighter Slime is the perfect inside boredom buster, sensory activity and role-play all in one! That’s a win in my book.

I made two types of slime for the activities as one tends to work better than the other for one of the activities. I’ve included the instructions below for BOTH types of slime, so you can make them both or pick which one you like!

My kids had so much fun making, playing and using the slime that we spent well over an hour doing all 3 activities. Their current ages are 18 months and 3.5 years- so for an activity to take over an hour of playtime is a very good thing!

Slime Disclaimer: This should be made with the supervision of a Responsible Adult. Slime is not for eating!

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Fluffy Slime

Pro Tip: I used to be a science teacher and I once did a training where we made 15 types of slime. The one where we added a splash of dish soap was always the easiest to clean up, and didn’t change the consistency of the slime at all!

Ingredients

You can “cheat” now with several different types of premade slime kits. Either you can make the slime with the ingredients, or just buy the slime itself. Check those out here!

What you will need:

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 cup water

Splash of Dish Soap

2-3 Cups of Shaving Cream (not the gel)

1.5 Teaspoons of Contact Solution (must have boric acid/sodium borate in the solution)

Food coloring (or you can color it after the fact)

Instructions

Measure out the following ingredients and mix them in a large bowl with a metal spoon:

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 cup water

Splash of Dish Soap

2-3 Cups of Shaving Cream (not the gel)

1.5 Teaspoons of Contact Solution (must have boric acid/sodium borate in the solution)

Food coloring (or you can color it after the fact)

Once you’ve mix all those ingredients together, now it’s time to add the most important part! The GLUE!

Measure out 2/3 cup of Elmer’s White Glue and add it to the current mixture.

Things will get a little sticky at first, but just keep mixing!

Regular Slime

Pro Tip: I used to be a science teacher and I once did a training where we made 15 types of slime. The one where we added a splash of dish soap was always the easiest to clean up, and didn’t change the consistency of the slime at all!

Ingredients

1⁄2 tsp of Baking Soda
1 TBSP of Contact Lens Solution
5 fl oz Elmer’s Glue

Food Coloring or Paint

Instructions

Similar to the Fluffy slime above, mix the baking soda, contact lens solution and food coloring first. (add a small squirt of dish soap here too!)

then:

slowly add the glue while mixing.

Mix and mix and then once its a ball, take it out and stretch it with your hands.

PRO TIP: cover your hands in contact solution to prevent and sticky slime from staying on you!

Enrichment Activity 1: Add Glitter

After your slime is made, the very first enrichment activity I like to do (especially because it helps to make the slime even more malleable) is to add some glitter! I didn’t do this with all the slime- just the regular slime.

Simply stretch out the slime, and add a small sprinkle of glitter. I do this over a mat so the glitter stays “contained”. I generally add small amounts and encourage the kids to mold and mix the glitter in.

Remember:

a little glitter goes a long way!

Enrichment Activity 2: Add Paint

I did this activity last since my kids are younger, but if you have older kids it can be done in order.

I took the regular slime, and over the mat, I stretched it out to add small drops of paint. Then you carefully roll or fold the slime on top of itself.

Give it a good mix and you will have some vibrant colors!

Enrichment Activity 3: Fire in the House!

This was, by far, my kid’s favorite slime activity of the day!

First, I gave them some legos to build a house. This can be as simple or elaborate as you want- just make sure you have at least 10 pieces so you can have enough surface area.

Then I took the FLUFFY slime, since it tends to have more reach than regular slime, and wrapped the lego house with it.

The Slime was the Fire and my son was the Firefighter who had to come over and remove it from the house. He did this over and over again, even without my help, he was learning to wrap the slime around the house for his sister (seriously, so cute!)

If you have bigger kids, you can take this a step further and give them “tools”. I think next time I do this with my son I’ll add:

Tweezers, safety scissors and a plastic play doh knife.

Wrap Up

We had SO. MUCH. FUN. making all of the slime and using it for Firefighter Role Play. Check out my other posts for Firefighter Kids Activities!

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