Slime is a great way to burn some time with your children and spend good quality time with your family! I remember my first experience with slime! My brother and I were told we were going to do another family science experiment, and the last time we made lollipops and we were so excited to see what was next! After our parents told us we would be making slime, my brother and looked at each other confused. "what is slime?" we asked. At the time slime was new so there really wasn't that much talk about what it was. Though, that didn't stop me and my brother from being intrigued. So we pulled out everything my mom and dad pulled out from the store and got us two bowls and well, starting making slime! It was an amazing experience for me and my brother especially that we didn't know what it was to begin with! The amount of laughs, smiles, and just overall fun and happiness made this our best family science experiment still to come! So to answer your question "Why should kids play with slime?" well it is just an amazing family experience, gives them something to play with, and makes kids just that much happier and that much less fussy!