Three great blogs, Nurturestore, The Imagination Tree, and Sun Hats and Wellie Boots, have challenged their readers to play with play dough this week. They are each posting some wonderful ideas and information all about play dough. I have taken the Play Dough Pledge and I came up with a really fun play dough experience for J.
So, I made….
I whipped up a batch of my favorite No-Cook Play Dough from The Imagination Tree. I made mine blue and added in some blue glitter to make it shine!
I added some ocean themed toys to enhance the play a bit. There were foam fish stickers, small ocean figures, and a bowl of clear marbles.
J immediately smashed it down to flatten it.
He then started adding in all the figures.
This little ball of play dough kept J’s attention for about half an hour…which is forever in J time! I
wasn’t sure how he would do with it, because he is barely two years old, and isn’t really old enough or have the dexterity to create much with play dough. However, it turned out to be a wonderful sensory experience for him. He loved digging his fingers in it, grabbing big chunks of it, and smashing them on the table.
I am so glad that I took the pledge and tried play dough again with J. Won’t you take the pledge too?
What a wonderful ocean you have created! This activity looks like such fun!
Thanks! It was fun!
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories
Play dough is so much fun! I love all of the things you added to it.
Thanks Trisha! I guess Play Dough is one of those classic, never fail, childhood experiences!
This is wonderful!
Krissy Sherman Bonning
I love how you added the marbles with all of the sea-themed animals and such. So creative!
Thanks! I swear I add those marbles to almost everything we do. Seriously one of the best investments I’ve made so far!
Julie @ Creekside Learning
Beautiful! Looks like your little one had fun, too. And I love that there is a no-cook play dough recipe. I’ll have to try that one next time we make play dough.
Thanks Julie, The no-cook recipe is my absolute favorite one. It’s quick, simple, and even the youngest kiddos can help (no stovetop). I still have a batch from last October that’s as good as the day I made it!