Back in the summer last year Boris was mad on The Lion King film so I thought it would be fun to do a Lion King themed week for him with lots of sensory activities and fun things to do. I didn't get round to posting about it at the time because it was a big project and I just never seemed to find the time to gather and edit all the photos.
I have finally found the motivation to share it with you, (probably because I have been really lacking in activities for the boys recently so have nothing else activity-wise to share) so here is it. 7 days of our activities to take you through the week.
Ah the joys of play dough, these days every themed week I do must involve play dough in some shape or form. For our Lion King week I made some jungle/safari coloured play dough.
I went with a brown, orange, yellow and a lovely bright green. I followed a no-cook recipe and left out the cream or tartar because I didn't have any. The dough was lovely and soft, but didn't keep.
I bought some jungle/safari animal shaped cutters in advance of the week from Amazon, these ones if you are interested:
He had lots of fun squishing the dough in his hands, rolling it and using the cutters, lots of scope for fine motor skill development, imagination and stimulation of the senses.
It's also important not the forget the boost in confidence a toddler can get from a simple action like rolling dough and using a cutter to create an animal shape. He was very proud.
Of course the dough ended up in one big lump, but that was fine by me.
Join me again for another Lion King themes activity tomorrow evening. Don't forget you can subscribe by email to my posts (on the right had side) and you can like my facebook page to keep up to date with posts.