| Playdough activity ideas..
Adding theme, focus and loose media to dough ..
This dough activity will compliment planning for lifecycles, Spring,
green, pond, Summer flower and plant themes. Role play with balls
of dough, dough colours, emotive eyes, lily flower shapes, pads and bottle tops!
The templates used in playdough frogs can be purchased in the store
within the Lily
pad frogs mini topic resource.
Green & yellow playdough - recipe here
Role play accessories available in lily
pad frog mini topic
Blue, water/pond coloured cotton sheet.
Lily stamen tools - instruction guide
Hole punch tool from Amazon
Each frog is made from 8 pieces, numeracy, problem solving
and involves building, connection, construction and activity to join.
|2 - large balls - a head
and a body
2 - Small balls - eye sockets
4 - Sausage shapes - arms & legs
Knead, mould and model quantities of dough as the frog designs
Cut with scissors, imprint, sculpt and add on with other media to complete,
extend, explore and expand on the model inventions..
Physical development - fine motor.
For smiles, frowns and down turned mouths use curved and straight
Personal, social and emotional development
- rulers, cups, lids, bowls, cutlery, decorating tools: Knowledge and understanding
of children's worlds.
Sculpting tools from Amazon
Discuss people who help us and their careers as potters, artists, and what's involved with caring
for for frogs/tadpoles.
Knowledge and understanding of the
world diversity and culture.
Add role play frogs to the dough and extend activities ..
Discover onomatopoeia together through words and frog
voices, volume, pitch and tone. .. Communication, language and literacy
Extend on fine motor skill activities to gross motor development and hop,
leap, ribbit, croak and stretch ..
Fact, fiction, lifecycle focussed..
The Teeny Weeny Tadpole book by Sheridan Cain
and Jack Tickle
5 Little speckled frogs from Under5's