Welcome to another edition of the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series. This month is all about Ice Cream Dough. To keep in true form with the dough and to go along with the book we read to go along with our activity, I created an invitation to play station for my daughter to make herself a pretend Banana Split.
The book we picked up at the library to go along with our invitation to play was The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Julie Bowning.
In the book, Teddy Jones is excited to see a new ice cream shop that opened up. When he and his mom visit the shop, he magically enters a world with ice cream fountains, whipped cream lanes, volcanoes that erupt with vanilla fudge, and even an ice cream moon! But soon Teddy notices that something very important is missing. Join Teddy on the wildest and yummiest adventure that serves up a lesson in sharing.
- Strawberry Ice Cream Dough (Recipe found at Play Create Explore) Ice Cream Dough is not edible!
- Ice Cream bowl
- Ice Cream Scoop
- plastic play food banana
- red poms (for cherries) [Ours were provided to us from our friends at Craftprojectideas.com]
- sequins (for sprinkles)
- wood beads (for nuts) [Ours were provided to us from our friends at Craftprojectideas.com]
- glitter (for sprinkles)
- Shaving Cream (for whip cream)
I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first about the ice cream dough. I didn't feel like mine looked like ice cream after I had it mixed up. I soon discovered though that as soon as my daughter scooped into it, it really looked like ice cream!
A note about my dough: I used a Suave Strawberry Conditioner so I didn't use any extract to scent my dough. After having my dough mostly mixed up I suddenly realized I had forgot to add my coloring into to the Conditioner before mixing it. Dang! So I ended up putting some red liquid watercolors into the dough and finished mixing it. As you can see, the red color didn't mix well at all! BUT...It ended up looking like real bits of strawberries in my ice cream so I decided I loved how it turned out after all.
Oh the joy of whip cream on top of ice cream! Hahaha! :) (I was so happy this was all just pretend!)
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