A great resource for an independent play dough making activity used in Reception (though could be used with children of other ages). I modeled how to make the play dough to my class, then the children accessed it themselves. I gave as little help as possible. Children make own play dough regularly. This allows
fantastic mathematical language, teamwork, communication and problem solving skills.
This pack includes:
recipe slides which can be used on the board to demonstrate to the children what they need to do, then be printed to create a recipe book. Recipe is written as simply as possible (higher ability Reception children should be able to read it) and represented in pictures too. All measurements are in cups or spoonfuls so the children can measure out themselves.
Design a play dough creation writing/ drawing/ labeling sheet
Ingredients list writing task sheet.
Challenge sheet for continuous provision
Teacher notes and planning (including scoop sizes etc. so you can resource the activity so the recipe works!)
EYFS areas covered within this resource :
Communication and language (following instructions, communicating ideas e.g. how to crack an egg)
Shape, space and measure