You’ll find gingerbread play dough in many centres at this time of year. A basic recipe of flour, salt, water, oil and spices make it ready in minutes. But what’s
special about this dough is the attraction it is to many people.
I believe the scent of the play dough, a very homey scent to many, is what draws
young and old to play with it.
Whole families have sat around the table rolling out the dough and making
By providing tools that are real or very similar to ones found at home adds
authenticity to the activity.
Conversations happen around the table just like the dinner table at home. We are learning about each other; what we like and don’t like. Gingerbread play dough is
a great language prompt.
I slipped in a bit more literacy by adding a poem on the table.