With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, its time to start preparing the children for their classroom celebrations. Traditionally, I let the children pick out a commercialized Valentine’s Day card with their favourite cartoon character on it and a small treat for their friends. When they were little, I use to make cookies or cupcakes for the class, but as they moved to Elementary school, the number of food allergies (both theirs and mine!) have stopped this tradition. Over the past few years, many parents have sent in pencils or stickers in addition to their child’s Valentine’s Day cards, but we want our little gift to be different
Hasbro has a fun and creative solution! Hasbro has packaged 15 1-ounce tubs of Play Doh for Valentine’s Day gift giving. Adorable sticker labels, help you to personalize each tub of Play-Doh for your friends. Available in Valentine’s colours of hot pink, white and purple, these adorable gifts allow you to share the gift of imagination instead of cavities!
5 Fun ideas to do with Play-doh:
1. Practice spelling: Rolling worms out of Play-doh is one of the first techniques a child learns. Why not use that technique to spell out love notes and practice weekly spelling words?
2. Create a Characters: Whether it be a monster or a blob, let your imagination go wild and create a new friend!
3. Making Prints: Using leafs, ribbons, cookie cutters or other items lying around the house, have fun creating and guessing the different shapes.
4. Make Mosaic Art– Create a beautiful piece of artwork that is fridge worthy, by placing little piece of Play-doh on a piece of paper to create a picture.
5. Play-Doh Tea party – Nothing screams fun, then homemade cookies and cake made from Play-doh at an old fashion tea party.