Friday, April 4, 2014

Orange Creme Sensory Dough

This sensory dough is so great because it is scented like a flavor of sherbert. That makes it perfect to use for pretend play. When playing pretend with this wonderful dough kids will get to act out scenarios, learn a bit about money concepts, scoop and pour (transfer), all while their senses are being stimulated.

Ingredients for the dough:
- Baking soda
- 1 Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Packet in Orange Creme
- Water

Other things you'll need:
- Large bowl
- Measuring spoon
- Gallon size Ziploc bag
- Small bowls (I use a set of plastic dip bowls from Target)
- Pretend money
- A sign saying what the child is selling and how much it costs (optional, helps with having child be in a print rich environment so they get used to labels and signs even before they can read)

Just fill your bowl with the desired amount of baking soda, then add very little water a time, slowly, until you have a consistency that you can mold a bit and crumble easily. Too much water and it will become all liquid very quickly. Once you've got that mix in the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations packet.

Set this all up for your little salesperson. Put out the bowl of dough (sherbert), serving bowls, sign, etc. Have your money ready! You can take turns playing who is the buyer and who is the server. You can talk about the service industry and how much things cost. You can give specific orders and amounts, ask for change back, etc. Let your imaginations flow and the pretend play go on.

My daughter loved this activity!

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