The Weather

This term our topic is “The Weather”.  As we’d had a little snow this weekend we began this week looking at snow.



We started off making snow playdough.  This must be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever used.  It’s no cook and takes about 10 minutes to make.

Snow playdough ingredients:

          2 cups of flour

          1 ½ cup salt

          2 tablespoons cream of tartar

          2 tablespoons vegetable oil

          1 ½ cups boiling water

          Glitter (optional)


Pour the flour, salt and cream of tartar into a bowl and mix.  If you want to add glitter do that now – any amount that you think is enough.  I ran out of silver glitter so used some gold.  This gave the white playdough a lovely sparkle.


Next add the oil and mix a little (the mixture will be a little clumpy and floury)

An adult should add the boiling water and stir it all together.  Within about 2 minutes the children can join in again mixing with spoons.  When the flour has all mixed in the children can use their hands to make the mixture into dough.


Store in a Tupperware container.

The children used scales, carboard boxes (as ovens) and baking trays together with scissors, cutters, rolling pins and other playdough equipment to manipulate the dough.  We talked about how snow looks and feels, what it's made from and where it comes from.


This term we will be looking at:

Back to school

my body

who am eye

my family

healthy teeth

my name



bonfire night



my senses

I am amazing



and our topic for this term is:

All About Me

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