Last week, Little Bee enjoyed playing with our DIY Textured Play Dough creations that we made at home and this week I decided to put together a Pumpkin Play Dough Provocation with the left over play dough. Autumn is here with leaves, pine cones, acorns, and pine needles scattered on the ground. I added all these fall items to a tray along with the left over play dough for Little Bee to explore.
For information on what a provocation is all about, please visit "What is a Provocation?" by Lovable Learning blog. In brief, a provocation is an educational approach inspired by Reggio Emilia to entice and provoke a child to engage in creative play.
Here is our Pumpkin Play Dough Provocation displayed beautifully on a circular tray. Along with all the Autumn items that I found on the ground in our yard, I also added lentils and corn kernels. This provocation will invite your child to explore with independent creative play.I simply placed this provocation on a small table on the deck and Little Bee instantly was attracted to it. He independently played by himself, poking sticks and lentils into the play dough. He used a stick to stir the lentils and made a pine cone tower.
The inspiration to create this Pumpkin Play Dough Provocation was from this pin on Pinterest, Fall Play Dough Invitation to Play. You can also visit, Fantastic Fun and Learning blog to learn more about this fun sensory play activity.
You may also enjoy visiting my Autumn series of blog posts from this past month.
Your crafts always look like so much fun! How long did he play with it for? Do you get it out for him everyday? Once a week? One time only then move on to other things? I need to get into crafts with my 1 & 2 year olds.
Mama's Happy Hive says
Little Bee didn’t want to stop playing with the play dough. I had to distract him and hide the play dough to put it away. I put the play dough into the fridge to keep it longer. I only take it out for play when I have time for Little Bee to make a mess. 🙂