Sensory play – Playdoh, Rosemary and some pennies

It’s been a funny week this week, with the weather, my son hasn’t been feeling too well and lots of sad things happening. To lighten the mood we had a Playdoh session – adding Rosemary to make it smell and burying pennies in it so we can dig up buried treasure.

My son loves smelling all my herbs and spices and he likes Rosemary as it’s a bit easier to pick up.  So he sprinkled some onto the table and started to roll his playdoh in it.  He then pretended to be a sniffer dog and sniffed the Rosemary out – I got there just in time or he’d have been eating it!

Playdoh treasure and smells

We’ve been reading Port Side Pirates from Barefoot Books a lot lately so I suggested to him that we hide some pennies in his smelly playdoh and he could pretend to be a pirate and dig for buried treasure. He had a great time and told me when he’d finished that the pennies were for his money-box – no flies on him!

As you know from a previous post, we’ve been hunting snails lately on the way to and from pre-school so we also made some playdoh snails.  My son then decided to make some snakes and monsters – as you do.

Playdoh snails and more

He had a whale of a time.  Simple ideas, no real mess = one happy boy.

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