Storytelling with play dough
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Play dough is such a versatile material, and a great thing about combining it with pretend play is that children can mould the dough to be anything they want. Combined with a few props to hint at a favourite fairy tale, you can use play dough for storytelling and imaginative play, helping then practise recalling and recounting a tale, and developing their use of language.
You can shape the dough, or use the cookie cutter, to make a little gingerbread man, adding in details with a pencil.
We happen to have a house-shaped cookie cutter, but my daughter also enjoyed making her own house from square, triangle and rectangle tiles of play dough with windows drawn on with her pencil.
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.