Posted: 09 Mar 2020
We LOVE playdough; it’s more than just a toy, it’s a learning opportunity! This is a fantastic pre-writing activity you can encourage your child to do alongside open ended playdough play.
You will need
- playdough (recipe here)
What to do
- First, flatten out a medium sized piece of play dough on a flat surface.
- Use a sharp object to draw a letter or number on the flattened area. Make sure that the letter/number is large enough to be easily recognizable when filled with straws.
- Cut straws to about one inch in length. If they are much longer they will be too easy to knock over, and your child will have a difficult time getting his or her hand into the area.
- Expressive art:
- Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
- Understanding The World: (Science, nature, sensory)
- Able to distinguish between two objects by their sizes, length, texture, hardness
- Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
- Ascribes meanings to marks that they see in different places.