Messy Play- Jell-o

What can we do with Jell-o?

One box of Jell-o can go a long way. Here are a few activities you can do with one child or a group!!

1. You will need a box of jell-o, glue, and paper. On the paper, draw a shape, write a letter or number. Have your child trace it with glue. Sprinkle Jell-o powder over the glue. When the jell-o touches the glue the color becomes very bright. (blue and red work the best). You can make pictures, write your name, or design a pattern.

2. Use Jell-o as part of a sensory bucket. In a large bowl make the jell-o according to the package and refrigerate for about two hours, it doesn’t completely harden making it a little more like slime. Hide objects in the jell-o and have your children pull them out. Hide plastic letters and spell a word or match the letters to the ones you have written down.

3. Jell-o Playdough- you will need 1 cup white flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 T. cream of tartar, 2 T. Vegetable oil, 1 c. warm water, 1 three oz. pkg. jello (any flavor). A medium sized pot- Combine all the ingredients and cook over medium heat until it thickens, keep stirring. It will pull away from the sides of the pot. Make sure the oven isn’t on too high, it will burn easily. When thickens turn off burner and mold dough until cool to touch. You can store it in a plastic bag.