Time-tested Indoor Activity

by Mary
(Stow, MA )

I have a time-tested indoor activity for you today.

Wow these weather extremes have increased the energy level to all time highs with my preschoolers.! Too cold to go out, so here is a great way to use up that energy.

My kids love to make a special playdough that I have made over the years. It takes lots of energy to stir it up, doesn't need cooking and then they can create whatever their imaginations allow!

Here is the recipe: 4 cups of play table sand, 3 cups all purpose
flour, one cup of water, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Put all the
ingredients in a large bowl and let them take turns stirring. (If
you have a sand table, it is best to set the bowl there so they can
really "show their strength" stirring!)

I let them get out the rolling pins, cookie cutters, or just sculpt.

I'm always on the lookout for new ideas for this great timeless way to play.

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