All of my kids love play dough. Over the years, I have learned to ignore the mess on the floor and just enjoy the fact that it keeps them happy and busy for an extended period of time. I am sure using play dough for spelling words is not a new idea. But today was the first day it popped into my head.
I would call it a success! I gave my son a plastic place mat, new container of play dough, toothpick (for writing) and a plastic cup for rolling. He is having a great time! It is also a great little workout for fine motor skills.
I love the look of focus on his face.
It also kept little sister busy. :) We also practice her letters in the play dough.
Annoyed that I keep taking her picture...
Which only makes me want to take it more! :)
Note from Jacob: He tried toothpicks, butter knife, and fork as writing utensils with the play dough. He said the toothpick worked best. :)