Everybody loves a party! Today we opened up our newest dramatic play centre, called "The Birthday Party centre". We started by brainstorming things you would need for a party. We made a note about what kinds of information should be included on an invitation, and how to make a birthday card! One other item we talked about was using our imagination! Even though it was not anyone's birthday today, or this week even, we took turns pretending that it was each other's birthday! All students rotated through 4 different activities this afternoon. Mrs. Mitchell, the Speech-Language Pathologist, made some home made play-doh. At her table, students learned to divide up the dough into enough for each student, and pretended to make cakes/cupcakes. The second activity was making birthday cards and printing words on the cards, of course. The third activity was playing in the birthday centre, and the fourth activity was icing and decorating their own real cupcake -- and then eating it!
Thanks again to Mrs. Mitchell for bringing in the play-doh! If you would like to make it to use at home, here is the recipe! Enjoy!
In a bowl, mix together these 4 ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 cup salt
¼ cup oil
1 Tbsp alum (found in the spice section or at Bulk Barn)
Now add to the bowl:
3 cups boiling water
1 package Kool-aide
Mix everything together. Then knead on a floured surface. Add flour until it is not too sticky! Now you are ready to play!