Pumpkin Play Dough

We have been learning all about pumpkins, so we made our very own!

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Using play dough as a medium and colored pasta, we created our favorite Halloween plant!

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This activity also revisited and reinforced such vocabulary as “stem”, “pumpkin patch”, “top” and, and “bottom”.

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Using play dough helps a child practice using certain physical skills with the hands when they manipulate the dough with their fingers.

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Children can practice skills such as pinching, squeezing or poking while they play with the dough.

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Lastly, using play dough helps a child practice using imagination and other cognitive abilities such imitation, symbolism and problem solving.

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This helps our little ones learn more about their environment as they make and mimics everyday objects with the play dough.

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