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Monday, August 22, 2011

Magic Play Dough

We have officially finished our first “REAL” day of Kindergarten!  I am proud to say that I survived! It is a fun place to be, but oh so hard at the beginning!

Here is a fun little activity that we always do on the first day of school!  This one came from one of my fellow Kindergarten teachers!

All you need is red and blue Play Dough or two Play Dough colors that will mix to make another color!


Make some balls out of the blue Play Dough.


Flatten out a piece of red Play Dough.

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Finish by rolling the red Play Dough around the blue Play Dough.


Place Play Dough in a baggie and attach this awesome poem to it!

This magic playdough ball

Is a special gift for you.

Play with it, roll it around…

That is all you need to do.

If the dough changes colors,

Then it will be very clear…

You are a (insert school name and mascot)

We will have an awesome year!

Okay, can you guess what will happen?!?!  The kids absolutely LOVE IT!  I love that the kids REALLY do think that it is MAGIC!!!  They always get so excited watching it change colors!  Oh…to be a kid again! 

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  1. It is one of my favorite activities. I love hearing the surprise when they see the colors emerge...

  2. This is so cute! I bet I would get excited when it changed color :)

  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I can't wait to do it with my kids as an after school activity. Thanks!!!

  4. You are so creative! LOVE this idea : )

  5. This is just awesome! We would love for you to share this at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. It ends tonight at 5pm.
    We are having a giveaway! Hope to see you there :)
    Heather & Rose

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  7. I love that idea! So cute! I bet your students love you!

  8. Um, my kids would love this!! Thanks for the fab idea!

  9. LOVE this!!! New follower stopping by from Fabulous Classroom and Halloweeenkidz :) Have a great week!

  10. Cute idea! I need to create a mascot for my preschoolers so we can do this with the poem! Thanks for the great idea! I'm a new follower from boost my blog Friday! Check me out and follow back at

  11. This is an awesome idea! I love crafts and especially ones for kids. I'm so following your blog now :)

  12. OMG this is an AWESOME idea, I'm going to be starting at a daycare next week and this would be a great introduction!

  13. such a wonderful idea... sooo fun
    I am new follower from the Craft Junkie Too Linking party would love for you to come by my blog

  14. What an adorable idea! So creative. This would be even cute for goodie bags at a birthday party! Thanks for posting this!

  15. wow this is so cute! great idea! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  16. what a great idea! my kids will love this!!

    I'd love it if you could share this post on my new link party, serenity saturday over at


  17. I was a kindergarten teacher too - before having kids. I love this idea. :)

  18. You are such a great teacher! That is seriously the cutest idea I have ever seen. So creative! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come back this weekend and link up more of your great posts!
    Camille @

  19. Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  20. what a wonderful idea....sure your class loved them

  21. I love this idea! I did it one year with a student repeating from the other class- when it changed colors he screamed " this year is going to be better!!" it was awesome!!!