Make a deliciously scented batch of cinnamon play dough for a morning of pretend baking and Christmas cookie preparation!
Using the recipe provided in the Everyday Cook Book I add 3 teaspoons of cinnamon in with the flour and continue with the recipe as per usual. Once it is made, divide amongst the kids at the table I give each child a little shaker of glitter and let them go at it!
This Cinnamon Play Dough Activity develops:
- Fine motor skills through moulding the dough with the hands, using a rolling pin, pressing with a cookie cutter.
- Language development through naming the shapes provided for the activity, labeling the actions used (rolling, cutting, folding, pressing), asking for equipment.
- Social skills of turn taking and sharing are developed.
- Cognitive learning through using the sense of smell, Christmas as a celebration, symbols used for this celebration.