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    Default Play dough activity ideas?

    I am on prac for uni at the moment (studying speech therapy). I am organising a session I have later on this week for a 6 yr old girl. I want to use play dough, and do some informal play with it, but would like some structured activities using the play dough as well.

    Has anyone got any ideas on structured activities using play dough? I want the sessions to be fun

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    Not sure if you'll have the resources available but you could make the play dough with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    Not sure if you'll have the resources available but you could make the play dough with her.
    Unfortunately we won't have the resources for that She would have loved that, though!

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    My DS loves play dough and we roll it out (different colours) and have a play set with plastic animal shapes. We cut animals out of the rolled-out play dough and I ask him 'what animal is that'? I'm not sure if your little girl has a speech impediment or not but DS enjoys this and he practices his words at the same time.

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    Default Re: Play dough activity ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by schmetterling18 View Post
    Unfortunately we won't have the resources for that She would have loved that, though!
    May I ask why you don't think you have the resources? You only need a few simple ingredients and you can make an uncooked playdough. I make it all the time with dd (23 months)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    My DS loves play dough and we roll it out (different colours) and have a play set with plastic animal shapes. We cut animals out of the rolled-out play dough and I ask him 'what animal is that'? I'm not sure if your little girl has a speech impediment or not but DS enjoys this and he practices his words at the same time.
    This girl has a stutter, so it is more about eliciting a speech sample throughout our activities.

    You have given me an idea though, I think I will get her to create a story using various stencils, play mats etc.

    Thank you!!

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    You could do play dough jewellery with her. Do the prep for it in one session (make the balls etc), take them home with you and cook them in the oven then finish making the jewellery with her at the next session. Google play dough jewellery for instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    May I ask why you don't think you have the resources? You only need a few simple ingredients and you can make an uncooked playdough. I make it all the time with dd (23 months)
    I have only ever made it over heat before?! Do you have the recipe for uncooked playdough?

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    Default Re: Play dough activity ideas?

    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup salt
    1 tablespoon oil
    Food colouring
    1/2 cup water

    Mix dry ingredients. Add oil.

    Add food colouring to water, then coloured water to flour - mix a little at a time. Knead into a ball.
    If you find it's too sticky, add a bit more flour and salt.

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    Taken from the back of a Queen food colouring box, I used to make this all the time as a kid
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