Play Dough and "How-To" Writing

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Nellie Edge Kindergarten
Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd
Resource Type
Formats Included
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10 pages
Nellie Edge Kindergarten


Use this best ever playdough recipe (the favorite for over 30 years) to give K-1 students a "How-To" Book Writing experience!

  • Make the playdough in small groups
  • Talk about the sequential procedures (first, next...)
  • Model "How-to" bookmaking
  • Invite the children to become authors!

Printables and detailed lessons included.

Bonus: This recipe is fully illustrated as a beginning reader so all young chefs can read their recipe!

Idea: Send the recipe home for additional hands-on cooking experience.

Playdough recipe and "How-To" writing lesson is taken from K-1 Writing Workshop and Writing Across the Curriculum:

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Total Pages
10 pages
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