Chocolate Scented Playdough Recipe

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When you think about Valentine’s do you think about hearts and chocolate? I do! and this year we have been taking my love of chocolate up one notch! I made chocolate scented playdough for the kids in class.

I wanted the playdough to be soft and easy to handle so I use the base of my softest playdough EVER recipe and added some chocolate.

because the chocolate turns like chocolate milk when combined with water this recipe called for extra flour. If you find it sticky all you need is extra flour until it has the texture you want. And honestly, we could not be happier with the result of this recipe.

Playdough is not just fun, it is an important play ingredient to work on fine motor skills. For what I have seen around 18months you can start playing with this material at home.

We colored the playdough red so it didn’t look like poop 😂

how to make chocolate scented playdough

Benefits of playing with playdough

Enhances fine motor skill

What are fine motor skills? are all those little hand moc your child squishes, rolls, flattens, shapes, scores or cuts play dough, he develops and strengthen his hand muscles. The strengthened hand muscles helps improve fine motor skills of your child

Improves pre-writing skills

When your child plays with play dough, his pincer grip (the squeezing of pointer finger and thumb to grasp an object) improves. An  improved pincer grip enhances your child’s pre-writing skills

Creativity and imagination

Play-dough provides your child with unlimited possibilities of moulding the dough into food, animals, decorations, flowers etc. Thereby, it encourages your child to use his imagination and inspires his creativity. If your child uses various shapes, rolling pins and other tools while playing with play dough it further improves his creative imagination.

Calming effect

Is your child often restless and finds it difficult to express his emotions? Give him some play dough to play. Sitting at one place and squishing and squashing of play dough will have a very calming and soothing effect on him. It will also provide him with great option to express his emotions

Develops hand – eye coordination

Use of variety of shapes and rolling pins while playing with play-dough will improve your child’s hand-eye-coordination

Social skills

When your child plays with play-dough along with other siblings or you they will interact, talk, discuss problems and find solutions to creating great works of art and craft with play dough. Thus, playing with play dough will enhance your child’s social skills

Increases curiosity and knowledge

When your child mixes 2 different colour dough together and discover a new colour or when he learns to mould play dough in different shapes, it encourages his curiosity and he will ask various questions which would help increase his knowledge and help overall development So the next time your child requests you to play with play dough, not only encourage him, participate in his play along with him to help him learn the most from use play-dough.

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