Spring Play-Dough Kits: Part 1

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It’s a Spring themed month here on Mustard Seed Family.  From March 20-April 20, we are focusing on the season of spring.  There will be art activities, outside exploration, felt board fun, and much more!  Please stay tuned for fun, cheap, and educational things to do with your toddler/preschooler.

Today I will be sharing two play-dough kits to make at home.

Play-dough is a great tool that children can use to build their creative minds.  It encourages fine motor skills where kids learn to manipulate small objects with their hands.  There is a lot of learning going on during this play-dough time!

Play-Dough Kit #1: Making Flowers

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[Materials]

  • Play-dough
  • Flower gems
  • Play-dough scissors
  • Play-dough mat

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The sky is the limit to what they can create.  You can make flowers right alongside them.  Show them the basic building blocks of creating a flower: stem, leaves, the flower’s center, and the petals.  You don’t need to get into the specific names for toddlers, but you could for older children.  They could also add butterflies, ladybugs, bees, grass, or anything else that would be found by a flower.  Be sure to encourage creativity with this activity.  They don’t have to follow the realistic colors of flowers.  Their stems can be red, and their leaves can be blue.

Play-Dough Kit #2: Counting Flowers

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 [Materials]

  • 4 different play-dough colors
  • 4 different colored flowers (small, from the dollar store)
  • Foam numbers 1-4

For this activity, ask them to roll their play dough into four separate balls.  Next, ask your child to place one flower in the first play dough ball that corresponds to that color.  Then, ask your toddler to place two flowers in the second ball that corresponds to that color.  And so on and so forth.  Finally, ask them to match the symbols to their corresponding number of flowers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this activity, and thanks for stopping by!

 

Below are links to some other activities on

Mustard Seed Family:

Rainbow Felt

Stained Glass Flower Art

Go check them out and tell me what you think!

 

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