Here’s a magical invitation to play for children who is interested by fairies, princesses and sparkles! Combining play dough, sensory play, motor skills and creative storytelling in one play prompt, this Fairy Play Dough is a great way to engage little ones in learning and creativity as they play!
I set out an Invitation to Play for the girls based on one of their favourite current interests, fairies and sparkles!
Here’s what was on the table:
pink, strawberry sparkle no-cook play dough [click here to read our recipe add pink and strawberry essence and glitter!]
unicorns and fairies
pink and purple sequins
sparkly pom poms
a little door
fairy dust in a bottle [click here to read our recipe]
- fine motor skills through pushing, rolling, cutting, squeezing, pinching, balancing etc
- counting and problem solving through counting out objects, comparing quantities and lengths, matching and sorting materials
- language and story telling through using new vocabulary, inventing new stories, addigning roles to characters and toys, using voices to become a character in play
- sensory development through smelling, touching and moulding the scented, sparkly dough
- Use this set up in a classroom/ home education lesson as a storytelling prompt
- Provide pink and purple books and sparkly gel pens and stickers for writing and drawing the story after they have told it orally
- Turn it into a maths activity by making it into a fairy birthday party with a set number of guests! Can you count out 8 jewels, necklaces, balls of dough for “cakes” etc. Add or subtract small amounts, compare sizes, lengths quantities and weights etc Be creative!