We have been learning all about pumpkins, so we made our very own!
Using play dough as a medium and colored pasta, we created our favorite Halloween plant!
This activity also revisited and reinforced such vocabulary as “stem”, “pumpkin patch”, “top” and, and “bottom”.
Using play dough helps a child practice using certain physical skills with the hands when they manipulate the dough with their fingers.
Children can practice skills such as pinching, squeezing or poking while they play with the dough.
Lastly, using play dough helps a child practice using imagination and other cognitive abilities such imitation, symbolism and problem solving.
This helps our little ones learn more about their environment as they make and mimics everyday objects with the play dough.