Craftivity Corner

Creative crafts, book suggestions, and tips to make time for learning in your busy day.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I might just have to do that today! Warm, fresh play dough is so much more fun to play with than the stiff store-bought stuff we've got. It's a rainy day here, so thanks for the idea!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You're welcome! I hope you have fun with it!

reading with susan's picture reading with susan

I have used this playdough recipe for years in my preschool class. It is tops compared to what you buy in the store. It keeps forever in a zip lock bag or plastic container.

Here are some things to do with it to help refine small muscles as they get ready for more advanced drawing and writing activities:

1. roll out long tube shapes and practice cutting with scisssors.
2. roll balls - it's harder than you think for small hands - provide a model by doing it too and give words of encouragement - you can help with hand over hand help as your child gets the feel for the rotation movement
3. make snowmen, snakes, balls, spiders
4. roll long tubes and form them into letters, shapes, numbers, names
5. Press out letters and numbers using ABC and number cookie cutters


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Great activities! Thanks for commenting...