⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Need Stress Relief? Learn How to Make DIY Slime Stress Balls: A Fun and Relaxing Craft for All Ages!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Need Stress Relief? Learn How to Make DIY Slime Stress Balls: A Fun and Relaxing Craft for All Ages!

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Arts and Crafts

Objective: Students will learn how to make DIY slime stress balls, exploring the therapeutic benefits of sensory play and stress relief.

Materials Needed:
- Clear balloons
- Cornstarch
- Liquid glue
- Water
- Food coloring (optional)
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Funnel (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of stress and the importance of finding healthy ways to manage it.
- Introduce the idea of DIY slime stress balls as a fun and creative activity that can provide stress relief.

2. Safety Guidelines (5 minutes):
- Review safety guidelines for working with the materials, such as using caution when handling glue and keeping the work area clean.

3. Demonstration and Explanation (15 minutes):
- Demonstrate the step-by-step process of making DIY slime stress balls.
- Explain the purpose and benefits of each ingredient, such as the texture and elasticity provided by the slime.

4. Hands-On Activity (30 minutes):
- Provide each student with a clear balloon and the necessary materials.
- Instruct students to follow the demonstrated instructions to create their own DIY slime stress balls.
- Encourage creativity by allowing students to add food coloring or glitter to personalize their stress balls.

5. Reflection and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Engage students in a discussion about the sensory experience of playing with slime and the potential stress relief it offers.
- Encourage students to reflect on their own stress levels and how engaging in sensory play can help them relax and unwind.

6. Clean-Up and Closure (5 minutes):
- Instruct students to clean up their work areas and dispose of any excess materials properly.
- Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the importance of finding healthy outlets for stress relief and self-care.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays.
- NAEA.VA:Cr1.1.6-8: Use materials, tools, and techniques to create works of art.

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