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Snow Dough Play Inspiration

Posted by sunshine-dayhome on January 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

 This week, I took an idea from my favourite childcare and parenting magazine, Disney's Family Fun, and made snow dough! Kai, Madeleine, and Nora all had lots of fun playing with it.

They explored it using all of their senses, and created things like a snowman and a snow person with a mold. They also manipulated it by shaping, poking, pinching, and cutting the snow dough. Saxon looked at the sparkles. Nora tried to eat it (euw!). Kai said, "It's like snow, but mushy, but sparkly . . . sorta like white play dough! "  Madeleine said, "t smells like cake. Look, I'm cutting it - see?".

 

You can make Snow Dough easily at home by following this recipe:

Knead 2 cups of corn starch with 1/3 cup oil and 6 tbsp. glitter. Add oil, 1 tbsp. at a time, and knead together until soft but still crumbly. Mix will keep indefinitely, and does not dry out! As an added bonus, it left our hands feeling soft and moisturized :)

Categories: Inspiration or Provocation, Emergent curriculum, Toddler

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2:03 AM on February 7, 2014 
Lura, your snow dough is very creative , and unique. wonderful!nNancy