Snow Dough and Learning to Link  

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I am a special education teacher. This is a career change for me, and I'm in the middle of my third year teaching, and it is also my first year at a new job. I spend a lot of time online looking at teacher/education websites - I so enjoy looking at classrooms. There's your dork fact about me for today! Anyway, I print off all kinds of activities and whatnot that I think would be fun to do with my students, or with Paige, but very often never do them because I'm looking for the right time to do them. (Just imagine me rolling my eyes). Of course, this leads to us doing a whole lot of nothing sometimes because I haven't gotten my planning all figured out. So this past week I started making myself just grab some of these things and in those immortal words of Nike, Just do it.

I had this recipe for snow dough for, oh, um, a couple of years now, but just tried it yesterday. It was great! I ended up bring it home for Paige to play with. She loved it too. I began to feel guilty about not making it with her, instead of just bringing it home, but I'm working through that. Anyway, I thought I'd share the recipe, and try my first attempt at a perma/hyper/something or other link. Maybe sometime soon I can figure out how to put a photo in here too. Now wouldn't that be something!

Snow Dough

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup white paint
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. oil
Glitter is optional. (And fun)!

We just threw it all in a ball and mixed it up. It was really sticky at first, so I added a tiny bit more flour.

Ok, now to attempt to link to the site where I found it. There are some cute pictures of creatures the class made with the dough.

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3 comments: to “ Snow Dough and Learning to Link

  • Crockpot Lady
    January 22, 2008 at 9:45 AM  

    oh, this sounds like fun! I have a bag of flour I need to use up--it's been in the garage too long.

  • Chrissy
    February 3, 2008 at 11:32 PM  

    Sounds like fun..think 19 months is too young for something like this?

    Also, I had to comment on the whole, searching for fun stuff to do then putting it off until the "right time." Ugh! I have binders of cool activities that I've collected from various online sources, and every time I go to the library I find something with lots of great ideas. But, for some reason I never do them! (Laziness I'm sure).

    Anyways, I am inspired to get off my rump. Thanks!

  • Michie
    February 10, 2008 at 9:03 PM  

    Chrissy - The only thing I'd watch with your 19 month old is if she is liable to put things in her mouth. You wouldn't want her eating this stuff. Other than that, I think you could try it out with her. The dough has a really nice texture - I enjoyed it myself! :)


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