Pre-School 2 have been exploring malleable materials and making their own playdough by accessing our playdough station.
Following the recipe cards, the children turned the dial on the dispenser to fill their mixing bowls with the right amount of flour, salt, water and food colouring. They started mixing the dough using a spoon, but soon got their hands in – squeezing and kneading the mix , with howls of delight and groans of, “Yuk!” as the sloppy mixture ran through their fingers.
At first the children were unsure of the outcome and if they were doing it correctly, but with a little encouragement and adult advice to add more water or more flour, the mixture came together and recognisable playdough was made! The children were so pleased with their individual results and pushed, patted and rolled the dough into snakes, worms and cakes!
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationships – Explains own knowledge and understanding and asks appropriate questions of others, 40 -60 months
Communication and Language: Understanding – Understands the use of objects, 30 -50 months
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials -Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary, 40 -60 months
Physical Development: Moving and Handling – Handles tools objects construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control, 40 -60