Learning By Topic KS1: Slime and History

Slime may seem like it is a fairly recent craze but did you know it has been a popular toy since 1976? (43 years ago!). Toy company, Mattel first released a green slime that came in a small plastic garbage bin. There have been lots of changes to slime over the years; there have been slime board games, slime sold as part of Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys. Famous actors and actresses even get slimed at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards! Read through the main parts of the link below with an adult: https://www.completeset.com/slime-a-history-of-mattels-grossest-toy-plus-tips-on-how-to-make-slime/

Now on a timeline record key changes to slime toys over the past 43 years.

Is the slime you enjoy making and playing with very different to the original green slime? Write down similarities and differences.