Playdoh for my Toddler Class
My first toddler English tutoring class starts tomorrow – four very cute little Chinese 2+ year olds and their moms will attend. I decided that their English vocabulary is non-existent and since even their Chinese vocabulary is limited, I need to do something very fun and creative…and Playdoh popped into my mind. They can learn the primary colours plus one – red, yellow, blue + green – four colours, one for each child, and the moms too so when they go home they can use the English words!
Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
3 tsp of vinegar (I actually read the recipe wrong (the font was small on my iphone) so I used 3 tablespoons instead and I think it’s okay)
2 tablespoons of oil
1/2 cup of water
Food Coloring – it takes a lot of food colouring to make the white dough a bright and vibrant colour, especially red
Mix the dry ingredients in a saucepan.
Whisk in the water over low heat.
Mix in the vinegar.
Pour in the oil.
Continue to mix over low heat until it forms a playdough texture.
Split up the dough, and knead in the food color (when it’s cool enough to touch).
Wrap the individual colours in plastic wrap and then store in ziplock baggies or sealed airtight containers. The plastic wrap is used because even the baggies have air in them and air dries out the clay.
More photos to follow tomorrow.
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