play dough

Five little monsters went to preschool

A cute book to kick off a discussion of classroom rules in preschool and fun with monsters too!

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Our play dough is under construction in preschool

We pulled out the play dough and accessories but our construction workers had a better idea…

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At play with playdough people in preschool

I recently acquired these little people shaped craft sticks. The craft stick people were unfinished so I painted a few of them blue and a few of them red… I am always looking to add new dimensions of play to the materials we already have in the classroom. So I added the people shaped craft sticks to […]

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G is for gumball counting in preschool

The children spent time doing a little counting as they played with play dough… There are many ways to reinforce counting with young children but some of the best ideas engage children through a little exploration, discovery, and play. The children were invited to roll up play dough to make gumballs on their gumball machine. […]

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Play dough nature printing in preschool

Today is National Play-Doh day! Shara Lawrence Wiess of Early Childhood News and Resources is great about remembering special or unique holidays and this one of them – be sure to see all her ideas here! I was trying to come up with something different to do with play-dough and my brother suggested that I […]

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Birthday party planning for preschool

Celebrating birthdays in the preschool classroom!

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Fine motor development in preschool with play dough and straws

Play dough is such a wonderful resource for building fine motor skills. Wy and I sat down to play with some play dough recently. I cut the straws down so they were a little shorter then showed Wy how to make a ball of play dough and then stick the straws into the play dough. […]

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Playdough in the preschool classroom

Discover why playdough is such a valuable part of the preschool experience and LOTS of play dough Recipes too!…

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