What is the lesson (overall purpose)? The children will measure ingredients and build fine motor skills playing with playdough and create white clouds with the playdough.
MA Guidelines/Standards: Math skills, following directions,
Pre- writing skills.
Learning Outcomes: The children made their own playdough.
Songs, Books & Videos (Motivational Techniques): See attachment below
Materials: 2 c corn starch
1 ¼ c unscented white hand lotion
2-3 drops of peppermint extract
Activity (Procedure):1. Put ingredients in a large bowl
2. AS you stir the mixture it will form into a ball
3. Sprinkle a flat surface with cornstarch
4. Knead the dough until it is firm
5. Make clouds with your homemade playdough
Activity Wrap Up: the children are having fun playing with their homemade playdough
How do I know what my child is learning? (Assessment): Talk about clouds and what part of the water cycle they pertain to. ( condensation ). Are their different kinds of clouds?
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications): add food coloring to make a different color playdough
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions): If your playdough is mushy keep kneading it until it gets firm