The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is one of my favorite children books. It is one of those books that my kids ask to read again and again, one of those books that fills the room with laughter every time. This simple invitation to create Gruffalo Play Dough is a fantastic way to spend time together while exploring this classic story!
But who is this creature with terrible claws,
and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?
He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes,
and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.
His eyes are orange, his tongue is black; he has purple prickles all over his back.
-The Gruffalo by. Julia Donaldson
Playing with play dough is one of my kids favorite afternoon activities. It is super simple to throw together, clean up, and has a ton of developmental benefits! For this activity we made two batches of play dough together using our favorite easy play dough recipe. While the play dough cooled down we curled up and read!