View Full Version : Activity Ideas please

05-10-2008, 05:32 PM
My CDO has just rung and told me that I am doing the drop in by myself tomorrow she is poorly and can;t get the activity to me.
HELP - need some quick simple ideas to do at drop in - something that I have readily available at my house to take.

How quick can I cook up play doh - does anyone have any (easy) recipes? Would need to make a large batch.

Or any other ideas (we done pasta and paint on the last one so need something different)

05-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Why not make playdough with the children?

They did this at our group the other week it was great!


05-10-2008, 05:52 PM
To make this basic playdough you will need:
2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of water
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
4 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
Few drops of food colouring (optional)
Mix together in a large pan and cook over a medium heat. Stir constantly until the dough starts to come away from the sides of the pan and forms into a ball. and you can’t stir anymore
Tip out the dough onto a work surface and allow it to cool. Knead for a few minutes until you get a lovely smooth, soft and pliable dough.
Store in an airtight container. I do not keep it in the fridge. The condensation inside the
playdough container can make the dough wet and sticky.
To make double the amount just double the quantities.
This playdough will keep for a long time.

For more dough just double the quantities.

05-10-2008, 05:55 PM
thank you:thumbsup:

05-10-2008, 07:07 PM
Rainbow rice, shredded paper in a big tray with some animals hidden, paper plate puppets

Good luck Pip I'm sure you'll be fine

Miffy xx