Previously in this series we've created:
Foam Dough: Foam Dough with Literacy
Cloud Dough: Cloud Dough with Literacy
Edible Play Dough: Peeps Play Dough
As she squished and pounded the play dough working her fine motor skills the scents were released. Some took several guesses and a few hints and others she got right away!
Here she is guessing "Sweet coconut?" and she was correct! She decided that dough was her favorite! Surprisingly the coffee scented play dough was the most challenging for her even though that is a regular smell in our caffeine loving home.
Once she correctly identified each play dough scent I asked her to label the specimens. Labeling is a wonderful way to work writing into your child's every day play and exploration!
We could have used kid writing but for this activity she asked me to spell the words for her which I did.
This would be the perfect activity for a Five Senses Unit! The yummy smelling dough was irresistible and available for further sensory play throughout the day.
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Have you added any scents to your favorite sensory doughs to entice your child's attention and imagination? Please check to see what my co-hosts have come up with this month for their scented sensory doughs: