Joy is one of my words of the year and we’re using my favourite salt dough recipe to turn it into a festive decoration!
Play dough is such a good material to use in pretend play. With a child’s imagination play dough can be turned into just about anything. It adds a extra sensory dimension into their play and really it’s not too messy to tidy up, so you can use it in the dolls house, play kitchen, home corner, train set, garden… wherever!
This week my girls have been having a fabulous fun time using play dough to make pizzas. Yesterday Janet Lansbury wrote that play is enough and I thought I’d show you how this works in our house. A simple batch of play dough plus a few added extras turns into hours of play with math, science, language and social skills incorporated naturally as part of the children’s play.
Play Dough Pizza Parlour [Read more…]
Will you be celebrating Diwali with your children next month? I think observing festivals from many different cultures is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the wider world. The festival of lights is taking place on Wednesday November 11th 2015 and a creative way to mark the occasion by making some salt dough candle holders.
Salt dough candle holder Diwali craft [Read more…]
We’re celebrating the change in season by adding an autumnal twist to our easy no cook playdough recipe. [Read more…]
Having the right things, in the right places can really help to spark children’s imagination. Pulling in play dough, art and imaginary play, here’s how to turn a pumpkin into a house!
How to make a pumpkin house [Read more…]
It’s wonderful for children to have their play inspired by nature and this autumn play dough recipe combines the colours of the season with lots of sensory textures – and lessons about the changing of the seasons. Here’s how to dye the pasta leaves and enjoy a seasonal sensory play idea.