While learning about fish I set up this fish play dough invitation so the kids could create their own underwater scenes and stories.
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- Play dough made from the recipe in The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book and Wilton Icing Colors
- Rollers from the Melissa & Dough Shape, Model, and Mold set
- Colored googly eyes
- Button “scales”
- Assorted confetti “scales”
- Fish cutter from the 101-piece Cookie Cutter Set
- Heart cutters (ours are similar to these, but we found them at Target)
The girls enjoyed using the different cutters to make fish. They also made their own versions of different sea creatures.
The rollers let them add different textured designs to the fish.
And they got very creative with the patterns and designs they made with the other loose parts.
The Amazon widget below includes some of the books we’ve been reading.
Visit our ocean theme Pinterest Board for more fish activities and ideas for learning about ocean animals.
The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book
Want more great play dough ideas and inspiration? I can’t say enough about The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book written by Cathy James of NurtureStore. It has quickly become a handy reference guide for me regarding all things play dough. Even after owning it for a year we’re still finding new play ideas and recipes to try. The book contains:
- all the recipes you need for the activities in the book including non-cook and cooked play dough, gluten-free dough, salt dough, modelling dough, and real bread.
- ideas for 52 weeks of loose parts play, in a printable poster format
- a whole year of play dough activities, arranged seasonally. There’s an idea for every week of the year including sensory and imaginary play, storytelling, art ideas, small worlds, math activities, reading and writing ideas.
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