I ❤️ Numicon. The tactile and visual element it adds to number is fantastic. At the moment in Reception we are really just at the exploration stage, so I've but putting the numicon out with the paints, in gloop and with the play dough. At the play dough table the children made imprints with various pieces and investigated…
Pretend Play: Preschool Ice Cream Store - Spell Out Loud
Pretend Play: Preschool Ice Cream Store. Print out a printable menu and see how to easily stock this play store with play dough ice cream!
Autumn Salt Dough Recipe - The Imagination Tree
How to make a beautifully scented Autumn salt dough recipe for model making and DIY keepsakes with kids. This dough dries hard and smells wonderful!
Porridge Oats Playdough! - The Imagination Tree
In keeping with our theme about Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week, we made some play dough with porridge oats for some wonderful imaginative play, role play and sensory play. That’s a lot of play! Recipe for porridge playdough:* 2 cups plain flour* 1 cup salt* 2 tablespoons oil* 2 tablespoons cream of tartar*...Read More »
Zen Playdough. . .
Begin with plain playdough. No color, no scent. Just plain old simple playdough. I set out little bowls of old grains and spices. Flax seeds, chia seeds, basil leaf, a flower tea. . . . All set out with a zen like peacefulness. Sniff. Pick. Mix. I added a mortar and pestle for pressing and grinding the seeds and herbs. Grind. Press. So much fun. And just to be real - it can . . . and will. . . get very messy. And it is worth every grain of crazy. There is nothing quite like mixing up…
Ever since this moment when Silas discovered the spice cabinet (which was in a bottom cabinet) and dumped out an entire jar of cream...
The 'Three Little Pigs' Playdough
This is a super fun playdough center - perfect during the fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs. I make a big batch of brown playdough and put out the three materials the three pigs used to build their houses. I let the children know that they can build a house for their 'pig' any way they wish. Sometimes they want to add rocks and shells. It is so much fun! Materials: Brown Playdough (I like to use Wilton's brown food dye) straw sticks bricks (used as the foundation to build on) a small…