Today the children found a packet of marshmallows and were keen to explore and investigate them.
Using an iPad they researched what things they could make. We found a recipe for marshmallow playdough so we chose that.
The children measured out the marshmallows and poured some vegetable oil into a bowl.
The recipe asked for the marshmallows to be melted and the children asked how they would do this. They talked about it and used the microwave in the staff room to do this.
After 30 secs the microwave pinged and they were excited to see what the marshmallows looked like. They noticed that they had all melted but looked hot.
They brought the bowl back to the playroom and added some cornflour to the mix. Using their super muscles they took turns at mixing it.
The children enjoyed exploring the texture of this new play dough and by adding dried oranges and lemons added to their sensory experience.