Copyright 2017. Plough Green Preschool. All rights reserved.

Plough Green Preschool

30 March 2020


Dear Parents,


I hope that you are well.  Thank you for the emails and pictures that you have sent us. One of our parents has sent us a playdough recipe to share with you; see below. Activities that parents and children have been enjoying include; making pizzas together, reading, making 'The Three Little Pigs Houses' and using them for other activities too, including a house for cats, painting, making camps and putting up tents to play in.  Please keep the activities coming in.  


Have any of you tried the Joe Wicks workouts yet?  Weekday mornings at 9am on You Tube.  These are aimed at children and I would definitely recommend them, although I admit that I cannot keep up 😂 .  (Don't forget internet safety when using You Tube).  
 
Our cumulative total for the Share a Million Stories is now 891 books.  Well done everyone, please keep sending how many stories that you have read and any that you particularly enjoy.  The Gruffalo is the second most popular book this week with The Three Little Pigs as the most popular.


Can you read The Gruffalo to your children and then make different sounds and voices for each character.  Can you move like the snake or pretend you are flying like the owl?  If you do not have this story you can try this with another book.  
I have been sent a lovely idea that is circulating on social media.  Perhaps you could try this, but please observe social distancing if you do.  Can you leave a teddy bear in your front window so that children (and adults) who are exercising outdoors can count them on a bear hunt (some of our children do not have gardens so going out for a walk is important for them).  


I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our key worker parents for all that you are doing.


I hope that you all have a healthy week
Plough Green 😀 ☀ 😀

Recipe for playdough


Ingredients

2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup flour (ordinary plain flour works best. You can use gluten-free flour – it makes a stickier texture)
½ cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Few drops food colouring

Method

Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook slowly over a low heat, stirring continuously, until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan to form a ball. 

When cool enough to handle, knead for a couple of minutes. 

It is lovely to play with while still warm!

Playdoh can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Note: not to be eaten due to high salt content

Try adding:
Glitter
Lavender or mandarin essential oil
Compost
Spices
Seeds
Uncooked rice
Uncooked spaghetti, broken into short lengths
Feathers