What is the lesson
Using yellow playdough to model the sun and allowing imaginative freeplay with the playdough
LC47. The older toddler demonstrates knowledge that a symbol can represent something else.
PW36. The older toddler controls small muscles in hand.
PW33. The young toddler coordinates eye and hand movements.
CD60 The younger toddler experiments with various wet and dry materials to discover their properties
By playing with playdough, your child's need for sensory stimulation is met.
Song: Mr. Sun
Song: You are My Sunshine
Toys to put in the playdough (optional)
- Allow child to manipulate playdough
- Play Mr. sun or You are my sunshine while playing
Activity Wrap Up:
Go outside and point to the sun. Tell your child “This is Mr. Sun. Can you see him?”
How do I know what my child is learning?
Ask your child to point to the sun.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend this activity by taking a walk and talking about the sun's placement. You can go outside early in the morning or before sunset and talk about how the sun has moved based on the time of day.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
If you don’t want to make more playdough, there is nothing wrong with store bought playdough.