Friday, March 20, 2020

Make Your Own Playdough

Activity: Make Your Own Playdough
  • Yes, you can make your own playdough! 
  • It's easy and it's better quality. It lasts longer. It's softer. 
  • And, if you add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, it also smells delightful!
  • Once the dough has cooled a bit, your children can help you knead it.
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Cook pot and spatula
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Spices (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Cookie cutters, rolling pins, etc
  • Ziploc bags
  • What color do you want to make? We only have red, yellow, and blue food color. How can we make purple? Or green? Or orange? Can we make a rainbow of colors?
  • It's Friday! Would you like to make playdough challah for the table?
  • 10-15 minutes to gather and mix the ingredients
  • Playdough should last for weeks and weeks if stored properly
Skills Learned and Practiced
  • Social-Emotional - cooperation and collaboration
  • Language - following directions (reading a recipe)
  • Cognitive - counting, measuring (following the recipe)
  • Physical - large muscle work to knead, small muscle work to play (both essential for holding a pencil down the road!)

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