Play with something squishy and colourful – flatten it out, roll it into a circle, roll it into a line, make a dinosaur, make a snowman or even a dog.
Safety advice: Using the kitchen can be very dangerous, and making the playdough does require some stovetop activity. Supervise or lead the first part of this activity.
Most kids will need support to complete this activity.
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 4
- get messy
- chill time
- be creative
Time required: 25 minutes
Curriculum connections: Design and Technologies, The Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking
- EYLF: Outcome 3
- Bowl for mixing
- Cream of tartar, 2 teaspoons
- Food dye
- Mixing spoon
- Olive or vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon
- Plain flour, 1 ½ cups
- Salt, ½ cup
- Water, 1 cup or as needed
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.