Exploring with Playdough

Making Playdough

Playdough is a wonderful medium for children to explore.

It is easy to make and is fantastic for a child to mould, having the freedom to explore different shapes.

Making Playdough

Playdough is easily made and can be created in various colours.

Ingredients to make playdough…

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Food colouring of your choice (red, blue, yellow, green)
  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Salt
Children learn when their minders allow them to know the feeling of the playdough in their hands.

Setting up for playdough activities

What you need…

  • Table
  • Playdough
  • Plastic sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Cover-all apron for child
  • Plastic knife, fork and spoon
The child can cut, score and shape the playdough in interesting formations, exploring flowers, animals, star shapes etc.
After reading a book perhaps on dinosaurs or farm animals to your child, it might be an opportunity for an exercise using playdough.  Simply suggest that they create their own dinosaur or farm animal.  The child can then explore their own expression of the animal.
Making Easter Eggs would be one of many indoor activities for kids, using homemade playdough.

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