We had a great week learning about the letter C. Our favorite activity was making cloud dough. This wasn’t just plain cloud dough, it was pumpkin spice cloud dough! And it smelled delicious! This cloud dough is very simple to make. All you do is mix 8 cups of flour with 1 cup of oil (You can use more oil if your mixture looks a little dry). Then I added 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice. The best way to mix it is with your hands. You may have to mix it for a few minutes before it will turn into dough. I set up an invitation to play with our pumpkin spice cloud dough, jack-o-lantern erasers (from Target), pie dishes, scoopers, and more.
Then the boys dug in and started playing and creating!
This soft mixture is very fun to play with. Even I love feeling cloud dough. You can form balls, squish it, flatten it, and more…such an opportunity for kids to use their imagination and creativity!
When you’re done, you can save the cloud dough and use it again!
I just made it an hour ago and it smells yummy enough to eat. Thank you. My preschoolers will have so much fun with this.
I’ve had cloud dough on my to-do list for quite some time. I love that you used it for an alphabet lesson, as I’m starting with those next week. Pumpkin spice anything makes my heart sing, and I can’t wait to make this. I am featuring your post tonight & am sure my readers will flock over here to check out this learning goodness. Thanks so much for sharing, Angela. I can’t wait to check out more of your kiddo learning posts.
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I was wondering if it mattered what type of oil? I have seen some with baby oil and others with cooking oil. Thanks!!!!
Angela Thayer says
I just used vegetable oil for this. I have used baby oil and it works well, too. It smells really nice!
Mary Catherine says
Ooooh, I bet that smelled lovely! I need to add this to my list of pumpkin ideas to try next month. Thanks for linking up at Share It Saturday. I’m featuring you this weekend!
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What a fun activity! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
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Oh yum!! This would make the house and the kids smell great!
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Tara from The Magnolia Barn says
Pumpkin Pie Spice is such a warm comforting smell…I love this! I’ve been wanting to incorporate more sensory type activities into my daughter’s week and this will be perfect. Thanks for sharing!
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Yumm! I love the scents of Fall. I can’t wait to make this for my daughter to play with. Thank you for sharing at our Pinning for Play link party!
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Andrea :: Crafting Connections says
Oh so fun – I keep meaning to make some cloud dough for my 2 little ones and the addition of the pumpkin spices sounds divine!! Perhaps I’ll try this out this afternoon – thanks! (PS – I found you through the TGIF Linky – yay!!)
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