I volunteered my daughter and I to lead activities for preschoolers at the refugee shelter nearby. While I love this organization and have enjoyed spending time with people there from all over the world, I have to admit I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at the idea of being left alone with a bunch of children that aren’t mine. It was a need that the sisters mentioned over and over and is something that Zenie and I can do together, so we are going to give it a whirl.
Over the last week we have begun gathering a supply box and making a list of activities to do with them. And of course nothing says preschool like play dough. To keep costs down we made our own. It couldn’t be much simpler.
Here is what you need:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon of cream of tarter
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (I was out so substituted with coconut oil)
Food coloring or something to dye it with.
Mix dry ingredients in a pan.
Heat over medium low heat stirring regularly until it reaches play dough consistency.
Add food coloring and mix.
Hopefully this will result in hours of fun for the kiddos. Wish us luck!