As I mentioned in an earlier post, I teach 3 year old preschool. This is my 9th year and I love it. The children really enjoying playing with homemade playdough. We are going to enjoy Pumpkin playdough this next week - just before going to the Pumpkin Patch.
Place in a medium size pan -
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. oil
Mix together and add:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
Add the dry ingredients to the liquid in the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture holds together and pulls away from the side of the pan. Spoon out onto counter and knead for about one minute. I sprinkled a little flour on my counter - knead in with the playdough until just right texture. Allow to cool and quickly store in an airtight container so not to dry out.
**I 5x this recipe for my preschool class. This is great for making at home too. My girls loved it when they were little!
The homemade playdough looked like a lot of fun to make with you preschoolers. Have you ever thought about cooking with them? Teaching children to cook early on is very important. Research has shown that children who cook are more aware of the nutrients and vitamins in the food they eat and therefore are more likely to try new healthy foods.
Children also enjoy cooking and it offers a great way for them to spend more active time with their families! That is why I work at Health Monday, which just began an initiative that encourages families to cook and eat together at the beginning of the week. Please visit our website for more information http://healthymonday.org/the-kids-cook-monday/ and all the great benefits associated with eating with your family.
We are interested in bloggers that wish to help spread the word about Kids Cook Monday and post their family adventures every Mondays. If you are interested please email me at TheKidsCookMonday@gmail.com.
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