How to make Kool-Aid Play Dough with preschoolers

Measuring & mixing is a great way for children to learn math skills

Make Kool-Aid Play dough

You need these ingredients:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • A Packet of Kool-aid

Do this:

  1. Empty the packet of Kool-aid into the water & mix well.  Set aside for later.
  2. Place all the remaining dry ingredients and the oil into a large bowl.
  3. Add the water mixture.  Stir until all liquid & flour mixture is mixed well.
  4. If  play dough is too sticky, add little amounts of  flour till it is no longer sticky
  5. Play with it!
  6. Store it in an airtight container or plastic bag for two weeks or so.

It’s safe to eat but I think cardboard is more tasty.

When you make Kool-aid play dough your child will learn:

Math Skills

  • Measuring; fractions, cups, tablespoons…
  • Comparing & contrasting – bigger, smaller, lighter, darker…

Verbal Skills

  • Expanding vocabulary

Motor Skills

  • Mixing (with spoon & hands)
  • Pouring
  • Rolling

Reading Skills

  • Following written directions
  • Reading fractions & numbers

Sensory Skills

  • Feeling different textures
  • Different smells
  • Colors

And a lot more!

Doing cooking and science projects together with you children at home is a great way to help reinforce what we are learning at school and strengthen family bonds. I hope you have fun creating memories.

 

How to make Kool-Aid Play Dough with preschoolers
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