rub playdough with poppy seeds and mint
Keep your sniff
'N' sneeze remedies on the go even during children's sensory play by kneading
a small spoonful of child friendly chest rub into a quantity of playdough
and expanding on this tactile, aromatic experience with scissors to snip mint
leaves and shakers or spoons to sprinkle over poppy seeds.
Feeling poorly and bored makes this a nice activity
for a plastic tray. Add cutters and rolling pins if there's space and work
the dusting of poppy seeds into the body of the dough so that as it's cut
a speckled grainy appearance is revealed. Snip mint leaves
and insert them into the dough building a scent filled garden for some
play figures - Toob of pandas. Shred the dough and roll it into
thin ropes that can also be cut with scissors, helping tho keep the menthol
This dough will need to be thrown away after play if it could be harbouring
more unpleasant germs.
Resources needed for this playdough activity
Links are to amazon.co.uk
Shaking dried poppy seed
heads sounds like maraca music!
Extend the poppy seed play by using small brown money envelopes, a sheet of full sized A4 labels, sticky tape andoptional
- wooden craft sticks to make sound shakers!
Print the poppy head labels to a label sheet and cut out.
Attach to the front of the small envelopes then fill with a sponful or twoof
Secure carefully with sticky tape as these seeds like escaping!
Shaky shake and enjoy :)
seed head - outline template / line drawn colouring picture / laminated
poppy head label printable