Play Dough is probably the most well loved medium in our house. All three of my girls have enjoyed it from a young age. I am always looking for different ways to incorporate it into our play. My oldest picked out stamps on one of our recent trips to the art store. One day while they were playing with their play dough the stamps happened to be on the table. The next day I set out an INVITATION of stamps and play dough for them to explore. To see our homemade play dough recipe click HERE.
Play Dough with Essential Oils.
I thought serenity would be a good blend with 3 siblings playing together. :-P
Our stamps purchased from Michaels Craft Store.
I let them explore on their on and how they wanted. My 5 year old tried to spell out words.
“Mommy, is this how you spell DOG?”
After she spelled out her word she decided to cut it out with scissors.
“I’m going to roll my dough out and start over again!”
My oldest (6 years old) made a few sentences and then decided to draw in hers with a toothpick.
My 3 year old really enjoyed this.
“I’m going to spell my name. Where is that silly S?”
“Look…. I made an S!!!”
I sat next to my youngest during this activity and tracked her play. Some of the things I mentioned…
“You stamped the letter V”
“Look, a lowercase m”
“You made…. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 H’s!”
“That Uppercase K is upside down.”
“You put all the r’s on the top… and all the p’s on the bottom.”
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