Muffins should be called “Funfins” at this center.

 You will need: 

To prepare the activity: 
  • Clean and empty sensory table
  • Prepare fun dough, one color per recipe. Repeat as desired

FUN DOUGH

    • Combine:
      • 1 c flour
      • ½ c salt
      • 6 drops food coloring
    • Add:
      • 1/3 c boiling water
    • Add water slowly, working into the dough. Add more if necessary to attain desired consistency
    • Microwave dough on high for 20 seconds
    • Knead well

Store in airtight container or Ziploc bag

  • Put fun dough into bowl and set out in sensory table
  • Set out muffin pans, scoopers, and sprinkles
Ready to work!
  • Invite children to make muffins
  • Encourage children to knead, roll, mix, scoop fun dough
  • Invite children to prepare muffins
  • Encourage children to work toppings into dough and feel the change in texture
  • Encourage children to think of friends/family members to share muffins with
  • How many muffins will they need to prepare?

THIS ACTIVITY BUILDS SKILL IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

SENSORIMOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Tolerating…

Assimilating…

Enjoying…

…various sensory stimuli

MATH

Counting

One to One correspondence

FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Kneading

Mixing

Rolling

Scooping