Location: indoor or outdoor
Materials: play dough and construction trucks (or regular cars if you don't have construction trucks)
The benefits of play dough are many (important hand muscle development, allows for open-ended and creative play, builds hand-eye coordination, allows for social play, etc.). By including different props, you can give your kids new experiences with the play dough.
Try including small construction vehicles with the play dough, so your kids can drive the vehicles through it making tire impressions, pick up play dough in the dump truck, and more.
What We're Learning:
- experimentation with different materials
- sensory stimulation
- fine motor development (and hand and finger muscle development)
- language and vocabulary development
- gross motor development (core and shoulder strength)