This Play-dough Slicing Activity is perfect for little hands!
Have you ever noticed that toddlers like slicing or breaking things into tiny bits and pieces? Toddlers like to be meticulous with what ever they’re doing and that’s actually so good for them! Using their little fingers to slice, cut, pull apart, rip off and grab helps develop and support fine motor skills, which is so important for their development.
I love using Eco-Dough play-dough, it’s made with natural, non-toxic ingredients and home-made right in the USA. Oh, and it smells of a lovely rosemary scent!
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Materials for Play-dough Slicing Activity:
–Eco-Dough (Homemade Natural Recipe)
-Play kitchen toy knives
All you need to do to set up this activity is to roll your play-dough into long logs. Allow your kids to carefully slice the logs (with play knives) and have fun using different colors or even shapes.
Let’s just say my kids did this for a long time (I was actually able to do a couple house chores. SCORE!)
What is my child learning and improving?
-Fine motor skills (holding the knife with fingers to slice the play-dough)
-Hand-eye coordination (cutting the play-dough log into small pieces)
-Sensory play (feeling the softness of the play-dough)
-Life skills? 🙂
TIP- you can also learning colors with this activity by naming the colors they are working with! This will help toddlers familiarize and memorize them!