This week, we made some play dough for sensory play! As a teacher, I’ve had to make my own fair share of play dough. I’ve always just followed the recipe on the back of the Cream of Tartar tin. Once I discovered this fantastic no-cook play dough recipe on Pinterest, I never went back!
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp cream of tartar
- 1 cup boiling water
- Food colouring
You just mix it all up in a bowl and then knead it together. It’s such a nice consistency! You could also add glitter and some flavouring such as green glitter and peppermint for Christmas play dough. For Valentine’s Day, you could make strawberry play dough with red glitter. Lemon essence is lovely in yellow play dough! The options are endless!
There are so many amazing opportunities for learning with play dough. It’s probably my favourite sensory play material! I love to set up invitations to create using different loose parts. This allows your Little Learners to be completely creative without restrictions!
In this invitation, I raided my craft drawer and set everything out on a platter for my toddler to discover. It’s still one of her most favourite activities!
What’s your favourite play dough activity?
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