The Power of Parenting

Friday, 06 November 2020

New Activity: Playdough Party

Making playdough is a creative activity that helps your child practice important social skills. You and your child can take turns adding and mixing ingredients and spend some Comfort, Play & Teach™ time together as you make different shapes from the dough.

You will need:
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Cooking oil
  • Powdered paint or food colouring
  • Mixing bowl, spoons and measuring cups
  • Paper plates
  • Cookie cutters, rollers, small cutting boards

Measure these ingredients into a bowl, and combine using a spoon or even your hands. When the dough is ready, it can be formed into different shapes.

Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:


  • Comment on how your child is playing with the dough. You might say, "Look at how you are making the playdough flat! Could you teach me how to do that?" She will love the attention and know that you enjoy her company.


  • Provide some paper plates and role-model making cookies from the dough and serving them to dolls and teddy bears. This is a simple way to introduce using playdough as part of pretend play and to encourage your child to practice sharing what he makes!


  • Measuring and combining all of the ingredients allows your child to see how they transform into playdough. This is an acivity that will help her to explore concepts like wet and dry, counting and change of state.