Let preschoolers do a fun Easter activity at home. Make Baby Jesus stars using our easy edible playdough recipe.
The best way to favor children’s proper development at an early age is by performing activities that promote the strengthening of the senses. The sensory stimulation has specific objectives, and you should take this into account before doing any of these activities with them.
You probably won’t see the results of this immediately because it is a process that takes time. Another thing is the child’s abilities; you must consider this to implement the activity that better suits them.
With sensory stimulation just like in our edible playdough recipe activity, we look to strengthen children’s development as follows: recognition and adjustment to their surroundings; quick brain answers against stimuli; better neural connections that promote cognitive processes; recognition and separation of sensory stimuli (everything that is perceived using the senses such as smell, taste, textures, shapes, movements, sounds, etc.)
The activity should be carried out as a game to catch children’s attention according to their interests and abilities. That way, children will feel relaxed with the willingness to do the activity. You must consider that as children develop signs of progress, the activity must change, and its difficulty level should increase.
With the sensory activity, children will be more autonomous, self-confident, their self-esteem will be better, and that will motivate them,integral to children’s development (cognitive, physical, artistic, and emotional).
THEME: EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH RECIPE FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulation
Age: 2-4-year-old children
Goal: With this edible playdough recipe activity, children will strengthen their senses of touch, sight, and smell.
Difficulty level: Average. This edible playdough recipe activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently but always under adult surveillance.
- Texture identification
- Color identification
- Temperature identification
- Smell identification
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- Following instructions
- Marshmallows in a container
- Cornstarch in a container
- Coconut oil in a container
- Food coloring
- A bowl (microwave safe)
- A mixing utensil
- A cookie-cutter
- A tablespoon measuring spoon
Before doing this edible playdough recipe activity, it is necessary to ensure that children are not allergic to any of the ingredients to avoid accidents.
Children can do this step with an adult’s help (if necessary). Put the marshmallows in the container for microwave usage.
Children can do this step with an adult’s help (if necessary). Add two tablespoons of cornstarch.
Children can do this step with an adult’s help (if necessary). Add a tablespoon of coconut oil.
Children can do this step with an adult’s help (if necessary). Add food coloring.
The adult must do this step. Put the bowl into the microwave. Be sure to stir the ingredients and give the mixture to children when it is cold.
Children can finish mixing the ingredients using their hands and then use the cookie-cutter to make as many stars as they want. If they are not allergic to any ingredient, they can taste the mixture.
A sensory activity of edible playdough recipe.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the edible playdough recipe let children work on some worksheets. Click the link below to download and print our Easter worksheets.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH RECIPE ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
You can do this edible playdough recipe activity with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you won’t need to change the materials. At this age, children have not developed strength and agility in the movements of their fingers, hands, and wrists. The adult can make the Play-Doh, and children can experiment with it, make figures freely, let their creativity fly, and strengthen fine motor skills. In this way, children will carry out a preschool activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 4 YEARS OLD
You can carry out this edible playdough recipe activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you won’t need to change the materials. At this age, children have already developed their motor skills to carry out the kids’ activity autonomously and independently, except for the step in which they should use the microwave. It is vital to bear in mind that although children can already carry out the activity alone, they must always be in the company of an adult. In this way, children can carry out an exercise appropriate to their development and skills.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE BABY JESUS STAR USING EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH RECIPE
In this video, you will find the step-by-step of the “THE BABY JESUS STAR” activity, designed for 2-4-year-old children. They will carry out a sensory activity of edible Play-Doh.
This activity will allow children to develop texture identification, color identification, temperature identification, smell identification, precision in hand and finger movements, eye-hand coordination, following instructions, autonomy, self-esteem, and emotions.
The materials needed for elaborating the preschool activity are marshmallows in a container, cornstarch in a container, coconut oil in a container, food coloring, a microwavable bowl, a mixing utensil, a cookie-cutter, and a tablespoon measuring spoon. (Adult help and supervision)
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