Here is a simple recipe for Homemade Kool-Aid Play Dough. It smells amazing and is safe to eat, however it doesn’t taste as good as it smells! Older children can help you make it and younger ones can sure help you pick out the Kool-Aid and sure have fun watching you.
There are tons of activities to do with your homemade Kook-Aid Play Dough that can turn fun time into learning time without the kiddos knowing it! Check out some awesome ideas below on how to teach while you play….
- Smell (see if they can guess the scent)
- Make the planets and learn there names
- Write words with the Kool-Aid play dough
- Go for a walk and collect leaves to make prints in the Kool-Aid play dough
- Mix colors
- Make play dough figures and pretend play
- Develop motor skills by kneading and rolling
- Free Play
These are just some ideas to get you started but you may want to give them a few rules to go by to keep things from getting really messy. I like to say let them just go at it and have fun but things can get out of hand and I really don’t want to be scraping kool-aid playdough off of my furniture for the next week!
- Keep play-dough on play mats
- no throwing it
- no sticking it in your ear
- only play with play-dough tools
Now some parents get all crazy and say no mixing colors…..WHAT!!!??? Not me! Have you ever tried to play with play-dough and not mix the colors… impossible! If your child loves mixing take the time to teach them about color mixing. 😉
Just in case you need a visual on the products that were used to make this project here is a picture for ya!
Check out this pic here. This is where the play-dough is just starting to pull away from the pan. It won’t be much longer and it will form a round ball and be ready for cooling!
What color Kool-aid play dough do you plan on making today?