The sensory item for day 4 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge was Play Dough. It was only a year ago that Adam wouldn’t touch Play Dough but since starting Pre-School he now loves it. For the challenge we created colour surprise play dough.
We used Imagination Tree’s no-cook play dough recipe to create eight balls of play dough.
I created a shallow hole into the play dough and added a small amount of paint into each ball.
I then carefully closed the hole and made sure that no paint escaped. If you don’t want to use the play dough straight away then place it in an air tight container.
Adam had no idea that there was paint hidden inside the play dough. He assumed I had given him white play dough and created his own snow men. I demonstrated how to mix the play dough together for the colour to show.
Kneading the play dough created a marbled effect.
Adam had fun squashing the colour into the play dough. He also enjoyed rolling the balls around his table before flattening them and balancing on top of one another.
A reader sent in photographs of her son creating his own play dough!
We love seeing the adventures our readers have!
* Play dough – see Imagination Tree’s recipe
* Baker Ross Ready Mixed Paint (affiliate link)
31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop
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