Remember our Seed Hunt? Well after storing some of the seeds for next year, we kept a few back to play with. We made up a batch of our cooked play dough & once it was cool Minnie added lavender & sunflower seeds.
She created holes in the dough, 'planted' individual seeds, & then covered each seed with more dough.
The dry sunflower heads provided lots of play opportunities too...
But something was missing! Minnie collected some cookie cutters & independently made 'Mummy' & 'Minnie' play dough figures to look after the sunflowers!
This has proved a popular activity & we have used scented seed dough many times over the past three weeks. It stores perfectly in an airtight container in the fridge, & the lavender smells beautiful in the dough.
I love watching my daughter explore & demonstrate her understanding of the world through play, especially when she's using objects she has created and grown herself. From planting the initial sunflower seeds, to using the dried sunflower heads, Minnie has explored (hands on) the entire life cycle of this plant, & it's been wonderful to observe!