I have to admit, I had some reservations about making brown play dough. Was it going to look at all appealing to play with? Would it be the tin that was always left out? But then I thought about fall, the sweet smell of cinnamon wafting from the kitchen, and my confidence started to grow. Of course brown play dough can be fun! Maybe it's because of my initial uncertainty, but I've come up with more play ideas for November's Cinnamon scented ZDough than any other! Here are just a few to get you started...
1. Construction Zone! For every kiddo who loves cars, trucks, and diggers, brown play dough is for you. Spread it out on the table, mold it into mountains, and you're ready to play! Enjoy making tracks with different toys, moving the dough around your construction site, or even excavating fossils. Plus, cinnamon smells a whole lot nicer than dirt!
2. Make a teddy bear! Set out a rolling pin and bear cookie cutter and let the decorating begin. Googly eyes (a personal favorite), buttons, string, and foam pieces all work well in the dough and provide kiddos with infinite options to make (and remake!) the bear of their dreams.
3. Turkeys! Mould and pinch your dough into a turkey shape and decorate with feathers, googly eyes, and anything else that comes to mind! Putting a few utensils on the table will also give your child the chance to make lines and patterns in the dough. Gobble gobble!
4. Don't have time to make gingerbread men? Give your little one the opportunity with a mound of Cinnamon ZDough, rolling pin, cookie cutter and loose parts. Pom poms work well in the dough as well as pipe cleaners. The options are endless- just make sure you take into account your child's age and developmental stage. If they're still putting everything into their mouths than small loose parts will have to wait!
Hopefully this gives you plenty of inspiration for your brown play dough. Remember to send any pics of your ZDough creations to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a 10% off coupon. They may even be featured on the blog and social media!