Recently I shared a handmade gift that I made for a young tot, including homemade play dough. Half of each batch of dough was saved for our own home use and I’m excited to share with you Baby’s first play dough experience.
I made the play dough in the morning, snapped the pics you’re about to see, and then while Baby napped, sewed up those play dough mats. But I can assure you that the mat is an intricate part of our current play.
One thing that I found most intriguing, was that he incorporated his toothpicks from his Montessori activity in his play. Fascinating!
Before I introduced the dough, I sat down with Baby and we watched Finn in Meg’s video. Looking back I’m not sure this was the wisest choice, as Baby was much more interested in following Finn’s exact movement of putting the play dough away, complete with saying “fold mat up,” but each time we play dough, he becomes more interested in actual sculpting. Another upside is that he is a master at putting all of his supplies away, by himself, when he is finished.
Patting the dough down…
Pushing the lock down.
And then pushing it back and up down again…and up.
Over the next few weeks I plan to put together a little sculpting tool suitcase as Meg depicted, another fun activity that I’ve at bookmarked from this post from Rhythm of the Home. I’ll let you know how it turns out! And of course, if you make the dough, I’d love to know how your little one enjoys it.