Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Playdough Flower Garden

Welcome to our playdough flower garden.
I used ice tea mix to make the brown coloured playdough.
Put out little plastic flower pots and garden tools.
Also found flower shaped eraser pencil tops that fit onto little dowel rods.
Tiny coloured square beads, toothpicks and long skewers with butterlies on one end, 
worked great for fine motor skills.

I found it interesting that most children bypassed the sensory table with similar items; dirt, flowerpots and flowers and went to the playdough table instead.  
What attracted them?  Or what didn't they care for in the sensory table?
I'll have to watch over the next few days to see if the trend continues or if they'll be lured to the dirt.