Tag: preschool playdough activities

  • Kindergarten Readiness Rocks & Goes To Olympics

    It’s almost the Opening Ceremonies and time for some kindergarten readiness and Olympic fun. I remember 2 years ago at the Winter Olympics when one of the symbols was the Inukshuk. This figure is made out of rocks and is used to point the way to others. The inukshuk is an ancient form of communication…

  • Readiness for Kindergarten – Play and Learn with Play-dough

    Other than an empty box, play-dough is one of the most inexpensive toys for preschool kids. It’s easy to make at home with ordinary ingredients. And the play, learning and readiness for kindergarten is extra ordinary. When playing with play-dough these are some of the skills developed: fine motor dexterity and strength; hand-eye coordination, visualizing, vocabulary…

  • Kindergarten Readiness – Pirate #6

    Why does it take pirates a long time to learn the alphabet? Because they are always at C (sea). One way to practice letters is with play-dough. This helps for all kids, but especially for those who learn best by touch as opposed to visual or verbal learners. Roll out the barrel, er, I mean roll…

  • Kindergarten Readiness – Batch of Mud

    Playdough is a super learning tool.  It is inexpensive and can be made right at home.  My favorite recipe is the cooked kind but I have successfully made the dough that uses boiling water. Mix up a batch.  Combine yellow and red coloring to make orange and add a drop or two of blue to…