Sunday, October 20, 2013


We use play dough A LOT in pre-k.  Not only is it fun, but it's a great way for students to strengthen the muscles in their hands and practice letter and number formation.  I have a play dough recipe that I love, it has a great consistency and it lasts a really long time.

Have fun making it!

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter or vinegar
  • Food coloring

Turn your burner on medium/low, add all ingredients and stir. It will be a little lumpy. That’s okay- you can work them out later.  Take it out of the pan to cool.  Once it’s cooled, knead the play-dough for a minute or two to get out any lumps and to get it to a better consistency.  Keep in a Ziploc bag or air tight container for storage.

Here's a link to a letter we sent out to parents so that they can make play dough at home too. 

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