We had to give our Christmas tree and trim and Ayla loves playdough at the moment so why not mix the two together and make some wreaths. We looked at the marks the Christmas tree off cuts left on the playdough. Ayla worked really hard pulling and squeezing the dough, I also offered her a few tools. Ayla practiced using them in differents ways, as I made my wreath Ayla watched as I used different tools and copied me.
. Christmas tree off cut.
. A few different colours of playdough.
. Playdough tools
Introduce the playdough and the equipment, this play can be as child-led or adult guided as you like. I made my own wreath and told Ayla what I was doing when she showed interest but I let her lead her own creation.
. Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
. Communication and Language.
. Physical Development.
. Expressive Arts and Design.