4th of July Invitation to Play with Play Dough

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After we made our red, white and blue homemade play dough last week, I made this quick 4th of July invitation to play for Ellie to explore.

4th of July Invitation to Play with play dough for kids.

Invitations to play are so easy to set up. You can use whatever you have around your house and it encourages independent play.

 4th of July Invitation to Play Items

4th of July Invitation to Play with play dough for kids.

I placed everything in the wooden divided bowl and then let Ellie play with it however she wanted.

4th of July Invitation to Play with play dough for kids.

Her favorite thing was to take the flag and star sticks and push them into the play dough. This was a great pincer grasp activity for her too.

4th of July Invitation to Play with play dough for kids.

Have you ever made an invitation to play activity before? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below! 

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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