One of the things we’re working on with Trevor is developing pretend play skills. I decided to try out a new play-doh recipe and work on his play skills all at once, because he loves working with dough. For this project we made Oatmeal Play-Doh.
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup oatmeal
How To Make It:
- Dump all of your ingredients into a bowl.
- Mix together.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Helping Mama dump the ingredients into the bowl:
Giving the dough a taste test:
Squishing the Oatmeal Play-Doh:
Because Trevor is a pretty literal guy, I even used a real frying pan for this. It made it a lot more fun for him! And it helped him get the idea of what we were doing. After we mixed up the dough I separated it into four equal pieces and made four pancakes for him to play with in the pan.
I also gave him one of my spatulas to use:
Then I got out his beloved Mr. Bubble Foam Soap and told him it was pretend whipped cream. This was a little bit of a mistake on my part. He had fun with the foam of course, but since he doesn’t quite get the concept of “pretend” yet I had to keep telling him not to put it in his mouth. Oh well, lesson learned. Next time we’ll use only edible ingredients when we’re pretend cooking.
I also got out some rainbow sprinkles for him to shake on the pancakes:
You know it was a good time when you even have goop in your hair!