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Playdough!

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Today we made playdough to use in our classroom.
It was a lot of fun, but there was also a lot of learning involved:
We read the instructions.We talked about the measurements of each ingredient - some ingredients were measured with the measuring cups, some were measured with measuring spoons.We got to touch, smell and see each ingredient.We mixed the ingredients.We kneaded the dough.We mixed coloursred and yellow to make the orange playdoughyellow and blue to make the green playdoughblue and red to make the purple playdoughFinally we mixed in some glitter to make our playdough sparkly! Here's the recipe that we used if you'd like to make it yourself at home:
 https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/

The ingredients and measuring cups/spoons
Working together and taking turns to mix the ingredients and knead the dough 




 Ta dah! Our playdough is ready to be used in the classroom.

Making pictures with shapes.

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During the JAM testing I found that most children couldn't name hexagons and rectangles so we made pictures using shapes. The rule was that each child had to use at least 1 hexagon and 1 rectangle, but apart from that, there weren't any rules :-) Here are our animals/people/robots!