I can’t believe we went from almost 60 degree weather to two snow storms over the course of 4 days! I guess we couldn’t quite escape Winter this year! I love snow days because they force me to do things on my to-do list that I have been putting off. One such thing recently has been to make some new play dough! I love making play dough because it is SO easy and inexpensive! It is also a GREAT activity to do with your children and you can really elicit some nice language!


1 C Flour
1 C Water
1/4 C Salt
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Cream of Tarter
Food Coloring

Pour in all ingredients into a saucepan
Stir with wooden spoon until everything is mixed well.
Once the mixture is (mostly) clump free. Heat over MEDIUM heat.
Stir. Don’t stop stirring. After a few minutes it will start to clump up
Stir, Stir Stir.Just keep stirring until the Play Dough is formed. It will  form one big clump.
Remove from heat, and knead by hand. (Play Dough will be nice and warm!)

*original recipe found here


Making Play Dough with your kids is super easy and a nice way to target some language goals. Below are just a few words I thought of while making up some play-dough. It’s also a great way to work on following directions and building that vocabulary!

  • Prepositions (i.e. “IN the bowl”, “dump it OUT,” “ON TOP of the paper”)
  • Adjectives (squishy, hot, warm, cold, slimy, empty, full, dirty)
  • Verbs (pour, squish, measure, mix, stir, wash, squeeze, press, push, roll)
  • Pronouns (I, MY turn/YOUR turn, give it to ME, YOU do it)


Homemade Play-Dough

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