You only need a few ingredients to make this super simple slime material! Gather 1 cup of corn starch, 1/3 cup of dish soap and 1 tablespoon of water. You may also wish to add a few drops of food coloring or Liquid Watercolor® for a more colorful slime material!
Mix the recipe according to the ingredients above. Adjust as necessary. If the mixture is sticky, add more corn starch. If it is too dry, add tiny amounts of more dish soap until satisfied.
Once you've completely the mixed the slime to a satisfactory consistency, place the material on a tray and encourage children to explore the material by poking, squeezing, separating, etc.
Have the children describe how the materials feels in their hands. Some children may enjoy the unique texture while others may not. Have children try to describe what they like or don't like about it.
Expand this activity by creating a few additional batches of slime. Vary the amounts of corn starch, dish soap, water and coloring used and note the differences that result.