Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chemistry Project: Make your own slime

Kids love stirring and mixing, and playing with items that have unusual texture. That is why this fun experiment is right up their alley.  Besides all the mixing and measuring, children will have their very own slime to play with!  This polymer will mold to any container they put it in and can be stretched and oozed all over the place.  


White Glue (Elmer’s)
Food Coloring
Borax (laundry booster, found in the cleaning section of store)

In a cup, mix 1 cup of warm water with a tablespoon of borax.  In a separate bowl, mix equal parts of glue and water into a bowl and stir.  Stir in the food coloring of your choice.  Add the water/borax mixture into the glue at about a tablespoon at a time.  Watch your slime form!  

This can be stored in a plastic bag or bowl.

Butter & Egg Days Parade

Next weekend is Petaluma's largest event,  the Butter & Egg Days Parade.  Look for the PMC's handmade float and give us a cheer when you see us in the parade! 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Music For Kids

This is a video from one of our very own PMC members. She shared it with us today on our forum.

Music is a great way to connect with your child, especially if it is something both you and the kids can enjoy. You can rock out in the car on the way to school or the store, or have a dance party in the living room. Music can signal to your child that it is time to relax and get ready for bed, or that it is time to get up and an boogie!

Here are some other albums that we are enjoying around our house lately: