Mila (and I) really enjoyed exploring this rosemary scented playdough together today!
I presented the ball of dough in a bowl alongside some fresh stalks of rosemary. Then watched as Mila explored this sensory activity by poking the rosemary into the dough and squishing and squashing the playdough in her hands.
The rosemary smelt so delicious and created a very relaxed and calm atmosphere. Playing with playdough is such a wonderful activity which encourages many things like fine motor skills, imagination, coordination, creativity, problem solving skills, and language to name a few.
During our conversation while we played with the dough I used lots of descriptive language. I think Mila’s favourite new words she started repeating were ‘squishy’ ‘rolling’ and ‘squash’.
The recipe I use is really simple and easy to make. I halved the recipe when I made it today for Mila as I didn’t need a large amount. In the photos you see what would be quarter of the full recipe.
You will need:
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- up to 1 and a 1/2 cups of boiling water (add slowly as you may not need all of it)
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or fresh stalks
Simply combine the flour, oil, salt, boiling water and herbs in a bowl and mix until it forms into a dough. Allow to cool and then kneed until it is smooth. The kneading process is the most important part to ensure a soft and smooth dough. If you think the dough is too wet add a little more flour.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do xxx