No Halloween Homeschooling would be complete with out a good Science Experiment. Monster Blood is, well a little less experiment and a little more about sensory play but that is great too. My boys both need that kind of thing and this was a whole lot of fun. It was fun to make and even more fun to play with.
You can call this slime, goo, flubber, gak, whatever you want really. We called it “Monster Blood” to make it extra scary for Halloween and to go along with the Goosebumps episode by the same name. It really does remind me of that creepy substance that grows and eats everything in its sight.
What you need:
Water, 3/4 cup cold and 1/2 cup hot
Elmer’s School Glue, 1 cup
Food coloring (your choice of color, we used green)
It really is that simple.
To make your Monster Blood you will need two mixing bowls. Mix 3/4 cup cold water with 1cup Elmer’s School Glue, add your food coloring and set aside. In a second bowl mix 1/2 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon borax, stir until borax is dissolved. Now slowly add the glue mixture to the borax mixture and mix well. Pour off any excess water. You now have Monster Blood. It is a little wet at first but it solidifies quickly and it is a lot of fun to play with. My kids have kept theirs in a mason jar so they can take it out and play with it.
So what was our lesson plan? We focused on more Halloween History. We read History Channel’s lesson that goes along with their documentary and then went over the discussion questions. When we were finished the boys worked on writing prompts “When I walked into a cemetery…” Then we read ghost stories for a while.
Thanks to Live Craft Eat for the Flubber recipe. http://www.livecrafteat.com/craft/homemade-flubber-for-kids/