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Early Years Play Dough Afternoons


As the nights draw in and the crisp Autumn air has us searching for cosy indoor activities, the girls in Early Years found the perfect task of making play dough.

Every Monday afternoon throughout the Autumn term, Early Years will be making playdough together. They will be experimenting with numerous ingredients to create different textures, colours, and scents, all made with natural ingredients found within the home. Last week the theme was botanical, as the girls used different herbs – rosemary, mint, and parsley to fragrance their play dough.  

Making play dough is not only a fun way to engage in messy play, but it is also a fantastic way to strengthen the muscles in your hands, ready to help the girls with their writing progression. They have also been practising their scissor skills, carefully and sensibly cutting the herbs ready to add to their concoctions. 

If you would like to make your own play dough at home on a rainy day, simply mix: 

8 tablespoons of plain flour 
1 tablespoon of salt 
60 ml warm water 
1 teaspoon olive oil 

Ensure to flour your hands and surface well to avoid the play dough sticking. The constructed play dough will keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a week. 

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