I am so excited about today. It is my turn in our fun online Advent Calendar and I have something extra special just for you!
Day 11 Peppermint Playdough with A Mom With A Lesson Plan
I love home made playdough and try to make sure we always have some on hand. One of the great things about playdough is that it is so simple to change the experience by changing the accessories. Playdough Sensory and Color and Animal Print Playdough are two great examples!
what you need: your favorite Playdough recipe (here’s our fav…Playdough) ~ peppermint extract ~ small Christmas goodies
*The recipe that I followed asks for the peppermint extract to be added after the playdough is made. I added it while the playdough was cooking and liked that better. (I used about 2 teaspoons.)
I visited our neighborhood dollar store to find little plastic candy canes. The big ones came just as they are, but the little ones were part of a candy cane chain. I just cut them apart (we used the beads that connected them too… we like to use EVERYTHING!) I also found some great plastic snowflakes.
Once the table was set with our squishy peppermint playdough and all of the extra goodies, I poured my self a cup of peppermint tea (I couldn’t resist.) And sat back to listen. Yes, I said listen. When Little M sculpts, builds, plays, or does anything… she unfolds the most wonderful stories while she works.
For those of you who would rather not make your own play dough, store bought can be transformed into a sensory wonderland as well! (I had to add quite a bit of peppermint extract to cut the store bought smell.)
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