Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Play Learning Tuesday: Messy Dough Play

There is something about kids and mess that makes cleaning up after the activity all the more worthwhile.

Messy 1
What was intended to be a Cloud Dough activity turned out to be extremely messy, a case of Messy Dough Play, and all in good fun. I had bought two nice Ikea boxes, and was excited to use them for this activity. They are nicely sized, and deep enough for the kids to reach in.

Messy 2
Here's what I gathered for our Messy Dough Play
Baby oil
Recycled toilet roll
Cookie cutters
Plastic spoons

Notice that I did not include any measurements for the flour, baby oil and water. Because in the end, it didn't matter. It was truly a session of free play, where AA took flour from EV's tray, and snatched her plastic spoons, and tried to style her hair with dough.

Messy 3

Messy 5
What learning was there? 
Some letter recognition, some 'ice cream making', some dough rolling, and lots of squishy, mushy, cheeky play. All in the name of fun. The adults had a great time watching them too. Who cares about cleaning up after?

Messy 4

Messy 6

Messy 7
What messy play are you doing this week?

Messy 8


What is Play Learning Tuesday?

Play Learning Tuesday is a bi-weekly linky hosted by Toddly Mummy where bloggers are invited to share their child-friendly play, learning and craft activities. Taking part for the first time? You might like to read the guidelines here first.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, that looks like a lot of fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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