It’s Play Dough Day!
Standards: L 1a (letters), L 2d (words), geometry
Materials: clear sheet protectors, play dough, paper, markers
Directions: Purchase play dough or make your own using the recipe below.
Draw letters, words, lines, curves, shapes, etc. on the paper and
insert in the sheet protector. Children take the play dough and
roll to make snakes. Next, they use the play dough to trace
over the lines on top of sheet protector.
Phonics RF 3a
After tracing letters, have children make objects that begin
with that sound.
After tracing numerals, children make the appropriate set with
Have children make three-dimensional shapes with play dough.
Recipe for homemade play dough:
1 cup salt 2 cups water
2 cups flour 2 Tb. cream of tartar
2 Tb. vegetable oil food coloring
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Cook over medium heat stirring
constantly until a ball forms and sticks to the spoon. Cool, knead, and store in a zip bag.
Hint! Substitute massage oil for vegetable oil to make “aroma therapy” dough.
Use unsweetened Kool-aid for color and fragrance.
Omit food coloring and knead dough in cocoa to make “chocolate dough.”