Just when I think we can’t possibly come up with a new way to play with playdough, we do! Well, my five year old play dough lover does!
A cranky Morgan demanded that we play with playdough this morning… “And bits of wood.”
Lucky for me we had a big batch of playdough that we made yesterday, and a huge supply of ‘bits of wood’ thanks to the never ending renovations and a grandfather who’s hobby is wood turning, and combining the two turned out to be the coolest play dough activity ever!
The boys used the playdough to stick bits of wood together, to balance bits of wood on, and to support bits of wood so they could create structures that would never have worked on their own.
They also used the play dough to add little extra details, like rolled snakes, lots of little balls and all kinds of other embellishments for their constructions.
The toddler practiced his fine motor skills and worked on his sharing and the five year old’s imagination ran wild as he built more amazing things and worked through problems of structural integrity along the way.
Individual constructions soon became a whole town!
What’s your favourite playdough activity?
Here are some more ways we’ve enjoyed playing with playdough….