Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines "Chocolate" Playdough

During our Valentines theme, I always love to make "chocolate" playdough!! Since chocolate is such a big part of the holiday, the children really seem to go with this and love playing with it.
It's easy to make....just follow your regular playdoug recipe and add some cocoa powder to the mix! It turns brown and smells like chocolate all in one. Just remember to remind the little ones, that it's not REALLY chocolate. Along with a variety of baking items, I also set out a few empty boxes of chocolates so that the kids can pretend to give valentines to their friends and make their own chocolates to put in. It's always so fun to see them handing out "chocolates" and to hear the socialization that goes on during this Valentines time!!

2 comments:

Teaching Heart Mom said...

mmmmm... that looks yummy. great ideas. thanks for sharing!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

This really is a great idea. And since I haven't eaten anything yet today - I am thinking chocolate sounds really good right now.