The poem reads "Magic Playdough, oh so white, I make this wish with all my might. If another color does appear. We're sure to have a GREAT school year." Basically, you make your own homemade flour playdough recipe (or head to Fun in First for the included recipe). Leave it white, but in each portion, add a drop or 2 of food coloring to the middle, but DON'T knead it. When the student pulls out their playdough and begins to play with it, they will see it change color. Can you imagine the look on some of the younger students' faces?!? I swear they would all think I was magic! LOL This seems like it would be a fun thing to have on the students' desks at either back to school night or waiting for them on the first day of school.
Jodi also had some other great 1st and 2nd day of school ideas on her blog, including some printables for writing. Super cute! Thanks Jodi for being so willing to share!