Usually I make up our play dough at home and take it to the classroom. Today I decided to involve the 3's in this process! So that we wouldn't need to cook it, I chose this recipe from The Imagination Tree.
The 3's scooped the dry mixture into their individual bowls and we added the hot liquid. Once it cooled a bit, the 3's used a spoon to mix, and then they dumped it onto a flour tray to knead.
I love how they use their palms and fingers to mix and press and pull the dough. Some of the 3's sat and did this for a very long time, enjoying the feeling of the gritty dough squishing between their fingers.
When each child was finished, we placed it all in one big bowl to make one large batch.
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