Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Buddies - playdough

**In September 2011 6 families got together and started Buddies Home School. Each week we meet in each other's home and follow a simple rhythm: movement and music, craft/ baking, snack time, free play and story time. Each part of the session is led by a different family. We are sharing this week's session with you here...***

This week at Buddies we started as usual singing some simple songs with the kids. Our 'Old MacDonald has a farm' is getting funnier and funnier every week. This week he had asteroids, cars and bees on his farm. 

We had thought about going for a walk in the woods but the weather was really unfriendly so we decided we would make playdough instead and really simple activity that leads to lots of play and is also warming on the hands.
 Each child had a bowl and a spoon and we put in...
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 tbsp cream of tartan
1 tsp of food colouring
1 tbsp oil
1 cup of boiling water (mummies did this)
 and we mixed and mixed until it was just right, adding a little more flour here and there where needed
 and then we played...

 Joa very kindly did the washing up while the rest of us had a snack and a drink, then the kids played while mummies had tea and cleared up.
We finished with Beth reading Allan Ahlberg's 'Each Peach, Pear, Plum'