Nothing makes a blogger more proud than when their own kids come up with creative learning activities. This seemingly simple activity takes no set up and helps kids develop deductive reasoning. And be careful, you’re kids might even fool you!
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Large Variety of Small Plastic Figures
Invite your child to roll out the play dough into nice flat strips. Then when they aren’t looking use the figures to make impressions into the dough.
You can make this game super simple, or exceedingly difficult. At first we just pulled out 3-4 figures and would make an impression (or a “fossil” as my son called them). With just those few figures to choose from, my son could easily pick out which animal or car made the indentation. But then we tried using extremely similar figures like this one.
Not as easily without actually comparing. My son wanted to switch and have a turn making the fossils.
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He didn’t give me any hints, instead letting me sort through our WHOLE box of figures to find the correct one!
His creativity is far beyond mine. He fooled me by using different parts of the little figures, like the Native American headdress.
So grab some play dough and some little figures and get to fossil making!!!