You may live in the city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a little bit of a wild jungle right in your own home!
Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult
Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour
Time Until Ready: Under 1 Hour
Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years
You may live in the city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a little bit of a wild jungle right in your own home! Get your kids outside and using their best explorer skills to hunt and gather a tiny safari of their own.
Bring the kids outside to explore and find their own “jungle foliage”. Pick some wild flowers, wild grass, small plants, anything that they want to include in their jungle. Hey, it may even be a great time to get some weeds pulled!
Arrange the play dough on a platter or large, flat surface and flatten and texture a bit to make the "grass".
Add the fresh picked goodies as trees, flowers, jungle plants into the playdough, and arrange your favorite tiny plastic jungle animals into the scene.
Play some jungle music and enjoy your creation!
Bonus: This activity is great for both older kids (encourages creativity and outdoor time) and younger kids (great for fine motor skills and getting to know the great outdoors). My daughter is 21 months and LOVED digging in the dirt for not only plants, but rocks! We ended up spending extra time outside because she was having so much fun.
*Easy, no-cook Playdough recipe:
Directions: Add green food coloring to 1 cup of warm water. Drop in the 2 tablespoons of oil. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt and flour. Add the flour mixture to the water mixture and mix all together. Add a sprinkle of flour to a cutting board to prevent sticking, and knead your dough til it reaches the right consistency. You can also divide up this recipe to make different colors! Store in sandwich bags for long lasting dough.