Play dough, as many of you have read/heard over and over from me, is my favorite fine motor activity. Here is a great article I read recently about the benefits of play dough. http:// http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/06/benefits-of-playing-with-play-dough.html Find a play dough friendly spot at home and make a batch of play dough with your kiddos this weekend! Our tried and true recipe is:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 T cream of tarter
1 T vegetable oil
2 cups water with food coloring added
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook over medium high heat stiring constantly until it pulls away from the pan, looks dry and play dough like. Let cool. Store in a zip lock bag.
We used all of our play dough for our volcano last week so last night and this morning we made 3 new batches. Since it is Apple week we made red, yellow, and green. We added brown pipe cleaner stems and green foam leaves to play with today.
Our VIP’S mommy read some of her favorite books to us today. Her Grandma, Grandpa, and Mom also joined us for lunch! Thank you so much! We loved having you!