Lego playdough, a combination
of two resources that opens up a world of creative possibilities! Take large
and small bricks and press any of their sides into the surface of playdough
and see what patterns can be achieved. Shape character figures by inserting
bricks and building a host of regular and seasonal personalities! Take photos
of these creations and print the artwork to decorate and personalise your
Christmas/ Yule greeting cards and maybe even a label for a Halloween trick
or treat gift bag.
These activities are great for supporting young children's fine motor skills
as they practice their hand to eye coordination when picking up and positioning
the lego bricks, they encourage the use of mathematical and positional
language - large, small, in front behind and aside from the formal recognition
of learning, it's just thoroughly enjoyable!
playdough recipe or Play-Doh on amazon.co.uk
Stop go animation is a rewarding expansion to these activities. Use specialist
equipment or photos from a camera edited to form a sequence, our face on
- face off animated gif below is a totally novice attempt that shows the
fun to be had!
the season by mixing up lego bricks and playdough!