Friday, 30 August 2013

Porridge Playdough and the Three Bears!!

Just had to try out this great recipe for Porridge playdough!
Whilst looking for inspiration for my next playdough concoction, I came across this fab idea! My daughter loves Goldilocks And The Three Bears at the moment, and this fitted in just nicely with the story which she has been asking for at bedtime!!

You will need :

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 cups of boiling water (best adults make this one!)
2 cups porridge oats

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a spoon until dough forms. Once cooled enough, create a ball of dough and when cooled even more, it is ready to be played with! I found this recipe on

 We soon set around the house looking for what we needed to recreate the porridge part of the story. Whilst the dough cooled, we found the 3 sized bowls needed and the bears too! It was great fun deciding if the bears, bowls and spoons were the correct size to go with the story! My daughter then spent her time making sure every bear had some porridge to try. Then.....along came Goldilocks!! (AKA the little doll we have!)

Once she had finished recreating the story, she moved her play towards a tea party. She got her old mobile phone (used to belong to Daddy and makes a great toy!) and pretended to call and text her friends to come along to the party. She then got her purse and bag and asked the bears what they needed from the shops for the party!

It ws great how much imaginative play from the playdough. It has a great smell and texture as well as being a great tool for her to explore her creative and imaginative side! She even made up some music for the party and sat bopping away with the bears! It just goes to show that sometimes the simplest of things can create a world of imagination!! As I write, there are now superheroes coming for their porridge playdough!! (And as for me, well I was not permitted to join in or even touch the playdough!!)

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