I tried my hand at making some Candy Cane Play Dough for my girls so that we could make some Candy Cane Alphabets for you guys. Things just didn’t work out well and we ended up with a kind of solid ooblek. This proved to be a great adventure seeing how we had only played with ooblek that was a little more liquid then it was solid. So come and join me on an adventure today.
What you need:
- Candy Cane Play Dough-NOT
- Alphabet cookie cutters
This is a fairly straight forward activity where your preschooler has to fill the cookie cutter with the dough and wait for it to fill out and then lift the cookie cutter from the dough. We played this as a name learning game for my preschooler so you might want to let your preschooler spell out his or her name and then fill them all up and watch as the name start to flatten. This was so much fun for my preschooler she just kept respelling her name out over and over again. We even played around with a few sight words that we have been learning. (a, and, the)
I shared this with you all to show that it’s not always going to be perfect. Preschool sensory activities are here to aid in learning and even when you think that it’s not perfect it just might be perfect to your preschooler. All they want is to have fun and the fact that you made the fun happen you should pat yourself on your back and roll with the punches. Have a great day and enjoy the adventures that preschool has to give.