We don’t make play dough often, so when we do it’s a big hit. We play with it every day for hours on end…until it goes away for a bit again. Of course, I have to incorporate some educational activities into the mix when we play!
When it comes to learning shapes, there is nothing like learning them in a hands on way. Honestly, there’s just not that much to a shape! There is only so many times of saying “This is a square” before it gets boring! Luckily, there are many great ideas for practicing shapes. I love play dough because it works on fine motor skills at the same time, and we all know that killing two birds with one stone is better. Efficiency is key!
Before I continue, can we just stand in awe at how beautiful these colors turned out? Just regular food coloring! Love it.
We did some simple rolling and voila, play dough shapes. There are 4 pages with all kinds of shapes! And they can be used for more than just playdough! No reason someone couldn’t trace them, decorate them, etc.