Guess how much I love you has to be our most favourite books.
Hamish and I often sit and watch the cartoon with little brown hare on tv and each evening one of us will shout ….Guess how much I love you?
So, it seemed natural to introduce this as one of our bookish play book themes.
How to start
We always start our bookish play in the same way each week, by reading through the book and opening discussion on the characaters, story and talking about the illustrations.
Then we move onto the activity that accompanies the book’s theme.
To compliment this book, I wanted to use a heart to represent love and decided to exercize the fine motor muscles with some sensory play dough.
I used cinnamon and ginger to get a similar colour as the nut brown har but you could use nutmeg as well.
To make the playdough
I use a simple dough reciepe if I’m only going to use the dough for a short period of time.
You will need:
- Cinnamon / ginger/ nutmeg spice
- Containers to mix dough
How to make the dough
For each flavour have 1 cup of flour to 1/4 cup of water.
Add spice to the dry flour and add water slowly, mixing until you have the correct dough consistency.
If your dough is too dry add a bit of water.
If your dough is too wet add a bit of flour.
How to play
First let your child help you mix up the dough and then smell each spice.
Explain that the colours are similar to the nut brown hare.
Ask them to find the heart cutter and if it represents love to them?
Let them explore the dough, cutting our heart shapes.
You can also bake these in the oven for a few minutes at 180° C until brown and use to give to mom, dad or grandparents and let them Guess how much you love them.