Looking for new ideas for morning tubs? Play-Doh has so many uses in the classroom.
At the beginning of the school year, I like to start the day with Play-doh and cookie cutters. It is an open-ended activity that students love which means easier good-byes from mom and dad. Students are engaged, laughing, and chatting with other students at their table which makes it easier for mom and dad to leave. Best of all, Play-doh warms up their muscles that they will be using for schoolwork.
Did you know that September 16th is National Play-Doh Day? Mr. McVicker invented play-doh as a wallpaper cleaner. His sister-in-law was a nursery school teacher. She was looking for a project for her class when she found the wallpaper cleaner. Watch this video to see how this teacher influenced Mr. McVicker’s company in a big way!
Video: The Invention of Play-Doh
Looking for morning tub ideas? Play-doh, ice tray, and scissors is a fun way to students work on number sense and strengthen fine-motor skills.
Practice math facts with play-doh, scissors, and a deck of cards. Students can write the math fact on a dry erase board.
Add a few odds and ends to your Play-doh tub and let your students’ imagination go wild. Let your students either take a picture of their creation or draw it. Write words that describe it.
How do you use Play-Doh?