This month we are participating in 30 days to Hands on Play Challenge
Today is the Play-dough Challenge , all the details of which can be found at the Imagination Tree.
We cheated a little bit on this one. As a part of our home school activities we make play-dough regularly so we already had some made. We began our challenge by gathering materials. We went all over the house with our little tray and found beads, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, beans, and colorful glass tiles. We went out to the front of the house and clipped some herbs from the garden and brought them in as well. As time went by we gathered more and more to the table.
She spent a great deal of time digging through the bowl of glass tiles looking for the perfect ones. She found tiles that looked like water and tiles that looked like rainbows and tiles that looked like night time and all of these tiles worked their way in to the story.
I'm glad to see my love affair with tile has passed down to at least one of my children. All together our "15 minute" play session turned in to a 1 hour play session. She loved it. Now if Bug will ever wake up from his nap, I can do the whole thing all over again.