What’s better then eating Peeps? Making Marshmallow Peeps Play Dough! Your kids will not only love making this simple sensory play recipe but using it in their literacy activities too!
Marshmallow Peeps Play Dough:
What does play dough have to do with literacy? Actually, there are so many benefits to playing with play dough! By squeezing, rolling, and squishing the dough, your kids will develop their fine motor skills and strengthen their hand muscles. The development of these will help them learn to write and improve other pre-writing skills.
Your kids can practice forming letters or writing the alphabet in the play dough using a pencil or stick. If your children are learning the letter sounds, give them a sound or show them a picture and have them write the letter for that sound in the play dough.
Getting Ready To Make Marshmallow Peeps Play Dough:
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- 10 Marshmallow Peeps (any flavor)
- 12-15 Tablespoons of Flour
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil or Crisco
For this version of our marshmallow play dough recipe, we used fruit punch flavored Peeps but you can use any flavor.
How To Make Marshmallow Peeps Play Dough:
To begin making this sensory play recipe, add 10 marshmallow Peeps, 12 tablespoons of flour, and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a microwavable bowl.
Next, place the bowl in a microwave for 45 seconds. Then, take the bowl out and mix the ingredients together with a spoon. After stirring the mixture, add about 2 more tablespoons of flour and continue to mix.
After adding the flour to the play dough, sprinkle a little of it onto your counter or cutting board. Next, take the play dough out of the bowl and knead it for about 1 minute You can add more flour if needed. Be very careful because the dough may still be a little hot! Then, continue to knead and add flour until it’s no longer sticky.
You can store your marshmallow play dough in an air-tight, resealable bag for up to a week. You may need to soften the dough by warming it in a microwave for 10-15 seconds.
This Marshmallow Peeps Play Dough recipe is an easy sensory play activity that can be used as a hands-on tool to help your kids with letter recognition, fine motor development, pre-writing skills, and more.
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Do you want to save this homemade play dough recipe for kids for later? Pin this to your sensory activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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