Monday, November 24, 2008

Preschool Thanksgiving Craft - Pumpkin Pie Play Dough


I don't want to slight our friend the turkey at this time of year but I am always looking for fresh ideas for a preschool Thanksgiving craft.

One of my subscribers, Celia, sent in this wonderful recipe for PUMPKIN PIE PLAY DOUGH. Once you make this, the children come up with some very creative ideas. It's fun to listen to the conversations as well when they describe their creations!

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

What You Need:

5 ½ cups of flour
1 container (1 ½ oz) pumpkin pie spice
2 cups of salt
Orange food coloring(one part red, two parts yellow)
8 Teaspoons cream of tartar
¾ cup oil
4 Cups water

What You Do:

* Mix all ingredients together
* Cook and stir over medium heat until lumps disappear
* Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth
* Store in an airtight container

Let the imaginations and conversations lead your day with this activity.



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