Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Firework Playdough

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This week is Bonfire Night here in the UK. The history behind it all is about a failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, we celebrate with fireworks, bonfires and sparklers.

I wanted to introduce Vin to the idea of fireworks as we are gong to an organised display at the weekend, and am hoping he won't freak out and get scared. First we watched this video (you guys, this video is pretty awesome) of the NYE fireworks over London and talked about the colours and shapes and noises.

We're doing some firework-y themed activities this week, first up is our Firework Playdough.

This is actually our Halloween Playdough from last week, but with added sparkles. I gave the kiddos some props to play - confetti stars, sparkly pom poms, pipecleaners and strands of tinsel. We're still playing with some of the stuff from our Halloween Playdough 'Centre', but I changed the cookie cutters for some star shaped ones.

It's so much fun working with this theme - I think it gives me free reign to play with sparkles and glitter all week!

Have you guys got any suggestions for sparkle filled firework fun?


  1. That is very cool looking! I would love for you to link up to my TGIF LInky Party tomorrow - . Beth

  2. Ohhh I still have some of our Halloween playdough left over and what a great idea with sparkley stuff. We've made a squash bottle rocket (just got to write the post) and the toilet paper roll rockets that I did a little while ago

  3. Fun, fun, fun - love this addition to the play dough. Thanks for sharing!

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