Spring Play Dough

I love spring especially the way the flowers seem to suddenly appear. For March’s play dough set I wanted to bring some of that indoors because, let’s face it, the weather’s been a bit rubbish!! I was inspired my this Spring Play Dough Set from Mama Papa Bubba.

Spring play dough. This is a great invitation to play for toddlers, preschoolers and beyond. It's a good steam homeschool activity giving opportunities to talk about the changes of the season.

Contents

  • Soil Play dough.
    • I use this recipe from Counting Coconuts . If you’ve not bought it before, cream of tatar can be found in the baking section of any supermarket.
    • To make it look like soil I waited until it was cool then kneaded in about a tablespoon of ground coffee. This has given it a really lovely grainy texture – but also means that it leaves bits of ground coffee everywhere.
    • On my Facebook page people have also suggested using cocoa powder or making up a pot of coffee and using that instead of the water.
  • Fake flowers. I got these from Wilkos and cut them up. This can leave a sharp edge so you might want to try and get individual flowers or tape the ends off.

Spring play dough. This is a great invitation to play for toddlers, preschoolers and beyond. It's a good steam homeschool activity giving opportunities to talk about the changes of the season.

  • Plastic insects. We already had these Melissa and Doug ones. (This is an affiliate links which means if you click on the link and buy something I get a small advertising fee at no extra cost to you. )
  • Plastic Bowls. I decided to use bowls instead of plant pots because I couldn’t find any coloured plant pots.
  • Textured play dough rollers from The Dotty Dough Factory  (This one isn’t an affiliate link – but I highly recommend their play dough and tools)

 

How did we get on?

Both children have really enjoyed playing with it. For E it was a good chance to talk about the changes in the seasons. We talked a bit about bulbs and seeds and about how different insects behave in the winter.

Spring play dough. This is a great invitation to play for toddlers, preschoolers and beyond. It's a good steam homeschool activity giving opportunities to talk about the changes of the season.

My house permanently smells of coffee which is obviously awesome 🙂

 

More ideas

 

 

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12 Responses to Spring Play Dough

  1. Jaki says:

    Wow, this looks so cool. I love how it can encourage talking about new things too. #familyfunlinky
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  2. Steph D says:

    I love this. In my experience all kids love play dough. What lovely ideas to make it educational and fun! #familyfunlinky

  3. ohmummymia says:

    I love play dough! can’t wait when my son will be able to play with it:)
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  4. I love this idea 🙂 it’s still cold outside to feel like spring here, but I’ve been eagerly waiting for spring so I can show my daughter what seeds grow into. This looks like it’ll be good in the meantime.
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  5. Helena says:

    Ah I would love to get into play dough but my last attempt was not favoured by eldest and my youngest would eat it! #FamilyFun
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  6. Yay this is a good one. Not convinced I would go with coffee but still it seems to wok. I made dough for the first time this week and it’s not amazing. I will persevere though as it’s fun to play with. I do like your monthly playdough!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬
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    • Beth at Bamm Boo says:

      lol I love the smell of coffee and we’ve got a load in the cupboard that I bought cheaply but tastes bad!

      I’m glad you like the ‘series’ I need to set myself challenges or I do nothing!!

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