Put together this invitation to play and let your kids have fun making playdough Easter Eggs with loose parts!
Invitations to play are open-ended activities that allow children to explore and create as they wish. The only role the adult play is that of putting together the activity and then keeping an eye on the kids as it might be hazourdous because of the small parts.
How to put this activity together:
Add a few items, loose parts, like buttons, pom poms, pipe cleaners, beads and sticks in a tray with compartments like this or alternatively, a few loose containers inside a tray. Add a variety of items that will make impressions in the dough for extra exploring. Add utensils like rollers, cutters too. And then, of course, make a yellow batch of our easy microwave playdough.
We did this activity a while ago when we had the cousins over for a playdate. This kept them busy for a while, and they had so much fun!
Below is my(then) 4.5-year-olds work, she decided she’ll rather make an egg man.
The 5.5-year-old cousin had an egg man and some eggs he “found”.
8 year old had the right idea(or rather the idea I had in mind when setting this up). Look at the beautiful impressions some of the eggs have. And she made a basket with “eggs” too!
Such a fun invitation to play and make playdough Easter eggs! It is rather easy to set up too and provides hours of creative play!