On the first day of school, I read them the magic poem:
Magic playdough, oh so white,
I make this wish with all my might.
If another color appears,
We're sure to have a GREAT school year!
Each child is given a ball of white play dough that I have secretly hidden a second color inside. As they start to play with the play dough, the new color appears and they get VERY excited. Fun way to set the mood for the first day of school. I have attached a good play dough recipe, tips, and clip art with poem that I staple to the outside of sandwich baggies so the children can share the poem/play dough with their families when they go home. We are doing a circus theme this year so I used magician clip art from Scrappin Doodles. I have included a color version and a black and white.