Sunday, 7 July 2013

Play dough Owls cakes

Whilst in the town centre recently, we came across a couple of men holding owls for a local owl sanctuary and my mother bought Arthur a little owl as a keepsake, so the following day our activities had a bit of an owl theme.  We read 'The owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson, and 'Owl babies' by Martin Waddell, and I pulled out the play dough, a couple of feathers, some googly eyes, bun cases and candles, and said to Arthur 'maybe we could make some owls and then some birthday cakes and have a little party!'  We ended up with owl cakes of sorts, and Alyssa just had fun getting tickles.  When Arthur got bored I then took the feathers and made a fun game of throwing them in the air and catching them, and also trying to blow them to keep them afloat, a cheeky little bit of science fun thrown in!

Play dough really is an amazing resource, it works fine motor skills, imagination, and can be used to suit any and every theme! A fabulous piece of inspiration is the A-Z of play dough found on the imagination tree

The Owl cakes

Hard at work

Getting tickles

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