If you know me, you know how much I love all the random and unique holidays that are celebrated each year. One that is coming up, is World Play Doh Day! You are challenged to create something that shows National Pride (think landmark, cultural icon, or patriotic symbol, etc.), or something you love about your country. If you share it with Play Doh, they might feature it in an album or video on World Play Doh Day!
We chose the symbol of the family because I truly believe that families are the greatest part about our nation. If good things aren’t happening in the homes of America, then it really doesn’t matter what happens in the white house. It’s how we raise our families that shapes the heart of our country!
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Want to participate in World Play Doh Day?
Keep these tips in mind:
- You and your child are encouraged to use your imagination and share your national pride with a sculpt of a landmark, cultural icon, food, patriotic symbols, etc.
- Sculpts and photos of your sculpt should not include brand names, characters, pop-culture icons or have any people or objects in the photo other than the sculpt.
- If you don’t mind being featured, submit your photo to Play Doh by Sept. 14th.
Parent-led Play Doh Fun
I remember when I first got play doh for my child, I put it in front of her and kind of expected her to be entertained for awhile. I was disappointed to see that after rolling it around and pulling it apart, she was done. More experience has taught me that play doh actually is really entertaining for kids, but sometimes it requires a little bit of parent-led creativity. For example,
Set the scene: What a world of difference it makes if instead of just handing your child the play doh, you roll it out in the shape of pizza doh and ask your child to make toppings to go on the pizza!
Spark the creativity: Get their creativity spinning by creating a scenario. Hand them some cookie cutters and tell them to create a zoo. Now instead of just making something, your child is likely to engage in creative play with his/her play doh creations.
Create a challenge: Give your child something to work towards. “Can you make a bunch of apples and sort them from biggest to smallest?” “Can you make your favorite food?“
Have fun and enjoy World Play Doh Day!
Watch what others are creating by following the hashtag #WorldPlayDohDay