It's time for February's installment of 12 Months of Sensory Dough! This month is cloud dough and our spin is to pack in some literacy! Things didn't go exactly as I planned but we still had fun!
For our cloud dough we used one box of red velvet cake mix, one cup of vegetable oil, and six cups of regular flour. I was hoping if we added the oil to the cake mix first we would get a red color, but instead it just looked chocolaty.
We stirred in the flour until a moldable cloud dough formed. E immediately piled and patted it into a "mountain."
I used the leftover cinnamon red hot candies from our love potion mixing activity to make the letter E.
Again the literacy activity didn't go as I planned as E wanted to create something else she is fascinated with instead:
Volcanoes! Knowing the value in unstructured sensory play and seeing the fine motor skills involved with her making the "lava" trails we went with it!
Soon she added Little People and a bowl of water! It was a great morning activity that held her attention, even if it wasn't what I intended!
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