Preschoolers love play-dough. Here is an easy recipe to make homemade play-dough for them to enjoy and creatively mold ideas from the Bible lessons taught in class.
Play-dough allows preschoolers to exercise their fingers for pre-writing skills and fine motor activities. It is great for creativity and allowing preschoolers to make and see objects from lessons and stories.
* Warning: Be careful of allergies and sensitivities. Some young children have difficulty and are sensitive to flour.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- Optional: add a few drops of food coloring and/or scent
Allow the children to help mix the ingredients with the exception of the boiling water. Once the water is poured in and stirred around a bit then it will have cooled off enough for them to mix the entire amount.