I’m no Tea or Coffee drinker so a hot chocolate is pretty much a year round drink for me but it feels a lot more acceptable to be drinking it come the Autumn Winter months. Amelia loves having a hot chocolate too so using our chocolate playdough I created this mini Hot Chocolate Playdough Activity.
To make the playdough activity tray I used chocolate scented playdough, vanilla playdough and just some normal pink playdough. I grabbed one of Amelia’s tea sets and some of the tools I thought would work best with this activity; a rolling pin, one of the squeezing tubes that came out so it looked like whipped cream and some cutters. I did pop on some real marshmallows but we didn’t end up using those as Amelia made her own marshmallows with the playdough!
The chocolate and vanilla playdough recipes can be found in this blog post HERE; they are simple no cook recipes that take a few minutes to make and then your ready to get making!
Amelia chose a couple of her toys to come and have hot chocolates and she got cracking making hot chocolate, chopping marshmallows and squeezing on the whipped cream YUM!
This was a simple activity that Amelia really enjoyed. I gave orders on behalf of the toys; no cream, only pink marshmallows etc and Amelia was really good at remembering and making everyone the right drink! Amelia’s favourite things to do was definitely chopping the marshmallows and squeezing the vanilla playdough out to make it look like the whipped cream!
I love the open ended options playdough has that putting together a simple activity like this had Amelia doing so many different things. She used creativity in putting together the hot chocolates cutting shapes and thinking about how it would all go together. She used her memory in remembering the toys hot chocolate orders. Finally she used lots of fine motor skills; squeezing, pushing, cutting, shaping the dough and the pincer grip which are all great for strengthening hand muscles!
Let me know if you try out the Hot Chocolate Playdough Activity and tag me as I love to see our activities being tried out!
Don’t forget to check out the other Autumnal Scented Playdough Recipes I’ve got all no cook and super easy to make!
Thanks for reading!xx