After seeing so many lovely Frozen themed playdough ideas on Pintrest (seriously there’s loads just have a look) we decided to give one a go ourselves. Most of my Little Tots are Frozen mad and after daily requests to watch it and hourly renditions of “Let it Go” I thought it was time to start some Frozen inspired activities with them.
I made a two batches of our quick no cook playdough in white and blue but unfortunately the blue came out more green (not that the Little Tots minded). Once ready I added some loose parts including some Frozen characters.
You will need:
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1/2 a cup of salt
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoon of cream of tar tar
- Blue food colouring – to make the blue playdough
- Peppermint essence – for the white playdough
- Silver glitter / sprinkles / snowflakes or whatever you have.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients
- Add the wet ingredients and combine. I used a hand held whisk to ensure it was well combined.
- Leave to cool for about 5 minutes – don’t worry if it looks a little sticky
- Turn onto a clean dry counter and knead really well until all the stickiness has gone
Once the playdough was ready I added the Frozen characters, blue and green gems, silver sparkly pipe cleaners and some bits to build Olaf with- twigs, buttons, googly eyes and cut up orange straws for his nose.
There was lots of recreating the story and making up their own Frozen themed story and it kept them entertained for a long time, coming back to it several times in the day to continue playing. Eventually when the Frozen play stopped the playdough became an ocean, ice cream, a school and aliens…ending with some more Frozen themed play before tea.
This would also make a great gift to package up and give to those Frozen fans this Christmas. Playdough is my favourite medium for sensory and imaginative play and this invitation to play has definitely ticked those boxes.
Have you tried any Frozen themed activities? We would love to see them.
More Frozen Fun:
Well where do I even start? There’s 100’s of Frozen themed arts, crafts and play ideas out there but here are a few below to get you started:
- Try our Frozen Sensory Bin
- Print and cut out this Olaf printable free from the Disney website
- Raid the fancy dress box and have a Frozen sing a long as your favourite characters
- Try some different playdough set ups – we’ve got lots here
- Or check out our Frozen board on Pintrest for even more inspiration
Areas of Learning:
- Communication & Language: Focussed attention, sitting still, building vocabulary, describing their experience.
- Physical Development – picking up small objects, enjoying the sensory experience of playdough.
- Expressive arts and design – Pretend play, sensory exploration, describing texture, manipulating materials, using tools.
- Maths – counting objects and sorting, talking about the shapes made with the playdough.
- Literacy – marking marks in the playdough, reading ingredients when making it.
- Understanding the World: talking about why ice melts / how its made, their understanding of the film Frozen.