Oceans fascinate young and old alike.
This month in home preschool, we’ve launched into our ocean unit. We’re ALL super excited!
When I was feeling stressed while preparing dinner one night, I decided to make some super quick play dough to occupy the kids. It quite easily turned into an ocean themed play time!
Play Dough Ingredients:
Conditioner (Roughly 1/2 a Bottle, I got ours at the Dollar Store to save “dough”. Hee hee! )
Corn Starch (One Small Box)
Food Coloring (Blue and Green)
Mix the cornstarch and the conditioner together in a ziplock bag. Start with more cornstarch and slowly add the conditioner. It will seem quite crumbly, till all of a sudden it starts to stay together. Go slow and experiment till you get your desired consistency. Add some blue food coloring and a bit of green to make this lovely aqua color.
To make it more ocean themed for our unit, I got out some sea shells and let the boys add those to the fun. They used them to make imprints in the dough.
Or to play a game of hide-and-seek.
The boys thoroughly enjoyed our play time and I ALMOST got dinner done.
PS Clean-up was a bit messy since the conditioner left creamy streaks on the table. Next time I might lay down a plastic table cloth or have them play inside a bin or tub.
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