If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you might notice a pattern. Some of my most well received ideas are formulated on rainy days. This particular rainy day, we created a small world using some chocolate play dough and some no cook blue play dough. My favorite thing about making your own play dough is that it is much softer than the one that you can buy at the store.
For this activity, I took the cardboard base from bottles of water and made half brown and half blue. I left it there for Logan to discover, and upon his request we marched out into the rain to cut some sticks. The sticks symbolized the forest (so I was told), and the blue was the water. He took some floral rocks and aquarium gems and started to decorate his new land.
A yogurt container, a piece of scrap paper, and a straw became a boat. The gems were treasure strewn about the water and land.
When decorating was complete, he had some of his favorite toys move in! He played with this set up on and off until bedtime. Each time the animals went on a new adventure!
As the kiddo gets older, it is amazing to see how his imagination is developing.A blank slate of two colors of play dough can be the back drop for pretty much anything. He was the one who decided to make it water and land. What I really like about this invitation is that switching out the toys can provide my guy will all new opportunities to create new stories.