We rolled them into balls (great for fine motor skills), pushed them into some oats and baked them for about 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius on an oven tray. They were delicious with a glass of milk, though only one or two at a time as they were fairly salty!
This play dough is, essentially, just normal cooking dough, but still lots of fun. I probably wouldn’t put it in our favourites list but I’m glad we tried it as we had it bookmarked as a must-try for a long time!
What they are learning as they play:
- Sensory: exploring textures using fingers and scents using nose. Describe sticky/ dry/ liquid/ solid
- Motor skills: develop fine motor skills by pinching, squeezing, rolling, squashing, flattening
- Creativity: pretend and role play scenarios eg bakery, sweet shop, pizzas, pancakes. Using one tool to represent another in imaginary play.
- Knowledge & Understanding (Science): Mixing ingredients together, observing change of state of materials, predicting outcomes, experimenting outcomes of adding more flour/water, talking about real cooking ingredients and tools, baking and experimenting with recipes and outcomes
- Maths: counting out cup fulls, measuring and quantities, capacity- full, empty and half full