Storytelling with play dough
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.
To set the scene for a gingerbread man activity, all you need is some gingerbread play dough, a gingerbread man-shaped cookie cutter, maybe a house one too, and a pencil.
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.
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