Thursday, August 11, 2011

Magic Playdough

Last night I stumbled across the neatest 1st day of school idea from Jodi at Fun in First.  Maybe you have seen or heard of this idea before, but this was the first time I had and I thought it looked so fun!  It's called "Magic Playdough".

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!

9 comments:

Jodi said...

Thanks so much for the shout out :)

Jodi
fun-in-first.blogspot.com

Pip said...

This is a cool idea! I pinned it on Pinterest. I wonder if there are any problems with the kids' hands being stained though? I think it could make a cool Christmas Break gift, but don't want parents revolting lol.

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Haha Pip...there's a thought I didn't have.

Mrs. Giglio said...

SO even better....don't use food color! Food color can get messy and even get on the kids hands. I make a ball of colored dough then wrap it in the white dough its faster and easier to make! I have made this for years and it is always a huge hit and so fun!

http://mrsgiglio.blogspot.com

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Thank you Mrs. Giglio for the tip!

Kim said...

That really is a cute idea, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

another way to do it is make the dough with the kids but add koolaid powder to the flour and as you add the water to the dry ingredients it will change color and smell yummy. jenn

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Anonymous said...

I did this with my kindergarten class today, and it was magical! Thanks so much for sharing.(THere were no issues with food coloring on hands)