Peep! Peep! Peep!
It almost sounded like a little bird was sitting across the table from me as we played with this pastel colored playdough. I am pretty sure I even saw him peck at his edible playdough a couple of times.
Currently, my son is working on his bilabials for speech – /p/, /b/, and /m/ sounds. Because the /p/ sound is such a visual sound this is the one we decided to start with at home. This simple Peeps Playdough was the perfect afternoon activity for playing with /p/!
Exploring the Letter P with Playdough
To make the /p/ sound you will bring your lips together, and then release air in an explosive manner – like you are blowing a lip-smacking kiss! With my daughter when we worked on the /p/ sound tricks like flavored chapstick worked lovely. For my son though? He wasn’t having that. Instead of getting him to blow kisses with chapstick I just ended up with a big slobbery mess as he attempted to lick it all off. However, he often smacks his lips when something is tasty. The idea behind this Peeps Playdough was to tap into his love of marshmallows and encourage that lip smacking.
This playdough also presented a ton of fun P words to explore like pastel, Peeps, playdough, pink, purple, pretty, push, pull, please, and play…it was so easy to weave these words into play!
How to Make Playdough with Peeps
Items Needed to Make Peeps Playdough:
Making this playdough was incredibly easy, but very very greasy. In a glass bowl, you will place 3-5 Peeps of the same color and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Microwave that bowl for 10-20 seconds until the Peeps begin to expand. For us, the Peep Bunnies needed more time than the Peep Chicks. Once the Peeps are nice and gooey add in 4-6 spoonfuls of powdered sugar and stir. If it is still sticking to your fingers after a good stir, add in more powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. I made our colors one at a time and set them on a couple sheets of paper towels to absorb excess grease.
- If your playdough is too sticky add in more powdered sugar.
- If your playdough is too stiff add in more coconut oil.
Our playdough needed to sit for about 15 minutes to reach a nice moldable consistency without the grease.
It was perfectly smooth! We had so much lip-smacking fun with this edible playdough!
Check out our Peanut Paste Playdough for some more P fun!
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