Wednesday, April 13, 2011

don't bin your old playdough

You know us preschool teachers.  We just can't throw anything away. 

We can even squeeze one last use out of playdough that has passed it's prime.

Instead of tossing our playdough into the bin, we popped it in bowls on the table along with some containers of sand, some shakers filled with flour and a selection of cooking utensils.

 Messy, but a whole lot of mixing, rolling, kneading, shaking fun.

And then we tossed it.


  1. Great idea!

    And I know what you mean about never throwing anything out...children DO find uses for everything :)

    happy day!

  2. i love to make anything last just a little bit longer! my son would love this idea - it would remind of being like a baker - just like his dad :)

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

  3. I love the flour shaker idea!

  4. YOU are GOOD ... You are REALLY GOOD!
    Donna :) :)

  5. Thanks for this great idea and pictures.
    This makes such good sense, and looks like alot of fun!

  6. Oh my god, what a mess! I love it!! I stumbled upon this just in time, as I'm about to clean out our art cabinet. I'm going to try this in our water table (which we have used for just about everything else!).

  7. Ha, that's great! When our play dough is looking a little old my girls do "baking" and leave the play dough biscuits out to dry. Then they have tea parties with the dried biscuits for the next week or so until they gradually end up broken (chewed) in the bin. They came up with this idea all on their own and they love it.