Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the smells, sounds and sights present in the moment. The tactile sensation of playing with slime can be a mindful experience for young children. When playing with slime children use their senses (touch, hearing, sight and smell) and can immerse themselves in the activity experiencing mindfulness.
With young children, the goal of mindfulness is to help them to be present, in the moment, and to block out other thoughts and external distractions. Mindfulness empowers young children to accept their thoughts and feelings and to form healthy habits for coping with all the range of emotions they may have. Playing with slime is calming, provides a focus, promotes independent activity, supports fine motor development and encourages mindfulness.