Many years ago….when I was younger and full of energy, I was a pre-school teacher. I used a teaching method that was in direct contrast to what I was taught in my child development classes. My college professors put much emphases on developing self esteem in pre-school children. In order to help develop this they told me I had to give the children many choices…all the time. I was taught that the classroom should be “Child-Centered. ” I needed to to say something like, “Johnny, would you like to work a puzzle, play at the kitchen, read a book in the library corner, or play at the playdough table?” Often times, I would ignore this rule and with a smile on my face, enthusiastically announce “Playdough Time!” Usually the children would come running to the table. I’d arrange soft balls of colorful homemade playdough with a variety of cookie cutters, rolling pins, and even a tortilla press for them to play with. On some especially hectic days wholesome playdough was a blessing from the Lord to me. Children were happy, stayed at a table and worked creating playdough creatures or bakery treats for quite a while. I would sit down with them and actually enjoyed it as well. There’s just something about dough that is soothing and even therapeutic at times. I hope you will find some use for this playdough recipe with your children. ~Anne
Place contents in a pan and stir. Cook over low heat, stirring until a ball forms.
Add food coloring and mix thoroughly until desired color. Cool on foil. Store in covered container.
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