Tuesday the class made play dough and both classes had the benefit of playing with it.
Not only do the children get the chance to learn measuring and mixing but play dough has many other benefits as well. While the children are playing with the play dough they are building up strength in the tiny hand muscles and tendons, making them ready to write and cut with scissors. While the teachers are discussing what is being made with the children they are building communication skills and developing their imaginations. These are only a couple of the benefits along with learning to share.
At New Creations we make our play dough and would like to share our recipe with you!
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 pkgs kool-aid
Mix these together-then add
3 tbsp. oil
2 cups boiling water
Stir until dough forms and is hard to stir. Remove dough to cutting board (sometime the color can stain some counters while it’s hot). Cool before kneading. Store in a tightly covered container. Not edible-but smells delicious.
Take dry ingredients over to sink-adult pours hot boiling water & stirs. When coll to tourch, children may knead. Put a little flour at each child’s spot, then the dough. Keep adding flour as needed.