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Recipe for Kool Aid Playdough

I just stumbled across an old recipe I used to use to make Kool-Aid Playdough when I taught Kindergarten.  It’s fun to make, smells great and is tons of fun to use when learning.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • food coloring or 1 package of Kool Aid
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil

Cook ingredients in a medium size saucepan over medium heat stirring constantly.  When the mixture pulls away from the spoon and forms a ball, you’re done.  Knead and let cool on waxed paper.  When cool, store in tightly covered container.

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Play Dough

What kid doesn’t love play dough?  Not only is it fun you can also use it for all sorts of fun learning activities.

  • Make snakes out of the dough to make letters, sight words and family names.
  • Create characters out of the dough and then tell a story.
  • Mix different colors.
  • Roll it out and use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes.  Then count, add and subtract these shapes.
  • Describe how it feels to build vocabulary.
  • Use it for play/pretend.  It’s amazing what kids can do with their imagination!

Check out Kate’s how to for play dough made from natural colors at Mini-Eco.

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Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Since practically every activity idea I have incorporates the use of sidewalk chalk, I thought I’d share this fun sidewalk chalk recipe from Making Memories.

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