Using play dough (or in fact any type of dough) with young children is beneficial in so many ways.
The malleable properties of play dough make it fun for investigation and exploration as well as building up strength in all the tiny hand muscles and tendons, making young writers ready for pencil and scissor control later on.
For this activity, we used play dough and menorah play dough mats to teach your little ones about the menorah.
Using their hands, they practiced rolling their play dough into candles to put onto their menorahs!
When finished, students counted how many candles they had.