February. A child can enjoy using his hands to roll and shape the play dough. Include conversation about friends to remind boys and girls that the
Bible says A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17).
- ingredients and supplies for play dough recipe
(See underlined items in recipe printed below.)
- 1 small bottle red food color
Note: Prepare copies of the recipe to give to parents.
Basic Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar together. Mix the cooking oil in the water
and add to the dry ingredients. Stir with wooden spoon and pour mixture in a
nonstick pan. (Ingredients may be mixed in the pan.) Stir constantly until dough
pulls away from the sides of pan. This process takes about 3 minutes. Empty
dough onto waxed paper. Knead until smooth and cool. Store in a zip-lock bag.
1. Make one recipe of Basic Play Dough for “white” play dough. Mix
ingredients and prepare according to directions for cooking and storing.
2. Prepare another recipe of Basic Play Dough; add: 1 small bottle red food
Mix ingredients and prepare according to directions for cooking and storing.
Roll the dough into long “rope” shapes. Use one roll of “white” play dough and
one roll of red play dough to twist and shape into a heart. Show a child
how to use a ball of play dough to start making the “rope.” When guiding a child
to shape the play dough, refer to the rolls as “ropes” rather than “snakes.” Talk
about seeing heart shapes during the month with the holiday, Valentine’s Day.