Playdough Date

Although splashing in puddles is fun for 10 minutes you can’t spend your whole day out there with that English ‘breeze’ scolding your ears and the drips of rain promising to make it down your neck.
Winter ergh. 
As i decided to come up with some home activities that kept India and I entertained, i thought i'd share them. Anything that keeps me from pulling my hair out and switching on the screen. That sweet sweet screen ... oh I dream of that thing and the silence it brings.

The first thing we've done is playdough!
I found some beautiful pots by Dough My Dear on Instagram. I then set about finding bits and bobs for some good ole’ tactile stimulation. Hiding objects that can be dug out, squelched in, thrown across the table helps prolong the play! 

You can easily make your own- I would defo recommend putting it in tubs or jars as that adds to the play!
Here’s my recipe -

  • 1 cup of flour.
  • 1/4 cup of salt.
  • 3/4 cup of water.
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

You can enhance it by adding a drop of an essential oils such as lavender to add an aroma or food colouring / natural dyes to change the colour!

Play dough activities are a great way to develop fine motor skills.

Manipulating playdough helps to strengthen hand muscles and develop control over the fingers. Snipping playdough sausages helps develop scissor cutting skills. There are also specific activities that can also promote skilled use of the tripod fingers, which can help develop pencil control and better handwriting.

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Let me know if you would like me to carry this on as s 'series' type thing. I'm always after rainy day ideas so i'd love to hear yours as much as i love to share!