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Play Dough Hands and Feet


Play Dough Hands and Feet

[10 Minutes]

Have a great time making play dough handprints and footprints with your child. You can create a wonderful gift for someone special and a beautiful memory for both of you.

You'll need:

• paper plate • paint brush • non-toxic paints and markers • play dough

What to do:

  1. Together with your child, make a large flat play dough pancake at least 1" thick.
  2. Encourage your child to make a handprint by pressing her hand into the play dough. Then, invite her to remove her shoes and make a footprint as well.
  3. After the print has dried, invite your child to decorate it with paint or markers.
  4. Glue the print to a paper plate. Write today's date on the paper plate so that when your child repeats this activity at a later time she can see how she has grown.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What does the play dough feel like when you are stepping on it?
  • What kind of footprint does a dog make? An elephant?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills, observational skills and body awareness.

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