Play-dough will forever be one of my favoured rainy day activities, which I happily continue to partake within even now at the age of thirty-something. Whilst most children are busy obsessing over slime or play putty, our kids are quite happy to sit and to play with homemade play-dough for hours on end.
J is almost ten, yet he still enjoys rolling, moulding and modelling play-dough, as for his sister – she cannot get enough of it! Modelling and sculpting dough is such an incredibly, therapeutic activity which seems to bring peace to our household. Should we have had a rough day or perhaps one of the kids may be feeling slightly ’emosh’, play-dough seems to be the perfect solution.
There’s nothing quite like watching the kids busy themselves with crafting random shapes, models and such-like from freshly made, baby-oil infused, play-dough – the smell of which wafts faintly in the air, as you sit back with a hot cup of coffee and listen to the the lull of seventies music playing softly in the distance.
Despite the bad weather, our Saturday was serene. The kids played perfectly together, they really enjoyed being given the chance to just sit and to relax with some music at the table. I half expected for the play-dough to be put away within five minutes, yet almost an hour went by before either of the kids considered alternative activities.
This may sound like a scene from a fairytale, I promise you though that it is possible – with a little help from play-dough.
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