Wednesday, November 02, 2005

What Shall We Do Today?

I finally ran into this question last week. It seemed like while I was working I always had so many ideas to entertain the kids, that I would never run out. Well, I ran out last week on a rainy day. I was panicked to think it was time to spend the day in front of the T.V., then I remembered a book my sister gave to me a few years ago. It's called Great Explorations by Amy Nolan from the Children's Museum of Boston. In the book there is a great recipe for homemade playdough that is as great as the store bought stuff. Here's the recipe:

1.5 cups flour
3/4 cup salt
1 TBSP cream of tartar
3 TBSP vegetable oil
1.5 cups water
food coloring (optional)

Mix the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir.
Cook the ingredients on the stove over low heat stirring constantly until
the texture is like commercial playdough.
Store in a air tight container.

I don't believe you can purchase this book anywhere other than through the Children's Museum of Boston, so here is another possible book that come highly recommended from some friends. It's called the Toddler Busy Book. It looks to be very similar.

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