- From Play with a Purpose by Dorothy Einon
2 cups flour
one cup salt
one cup water with food color added
2 tbsp oil
- Knead ingredients together and warm gently in a pan until it forms a soft lump. Give to toddler or child to play with while still warm. Older children can be given cookie cutters, rolling pins, bottle tops, blunt knives, etc. to have tools to work with.
Benefits of playing with playdough for kids include learning how things change weight and shape when pulled, pushed or torn. Also teaches kids how to build different shapes.
Added bonuses include teaching a small child how to play quietly for a period of time!