Playdough play at home or school supports development and learning in many areas. When children use playdough, they explore ideas and try different approaches until they find one that works.
They compare and contrast objects (“Mine’s a fat pancake and yours is skinny”), actions (“No, don’t cut it! Scrape it, like this”), and experiences (“We’re not making a snake—we’re making a road”).
In their experimenting, children come up with their own ideas, satisfy their curiosity, and analyze and solve problems.
These are all skills that help children learn and succeed in school.
For this activity, we combined playdough with a variety of Saint Patrick’s accessories to create the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day cupcake.