We are totally immersed in our letter A fun.
I made apple smiles using sliced apples, a tiny bit of peanut butter, and mini marshmallows.
I also made homemade play dough and added red food coloring and a lot of cinnamon.
1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar
1 c. water
1 t. extract (this varies on the season or whatever I have on hand, but I have used peppermint, vanilla, lemon, coconut, almond, and maple); you can also use spices (for this recipe, I used about 2-3 tsp of cinnamon; I like it to smell good!)
1 t. glitter (optional)
food coloring (optional - I obviously used red today)
I measure the ingredients into a nonstick pot and stir until well mixed. It's important to add food coloring before heating the dough, otherwise the color will transfer to hands and surfaces. Then I cook it over medium heat until the dough pulls away from the sides and forms a ball. I dump it out onto a cutting board and once it is cool enough, I knead it until smooth. I love kneading warm play dough - super soothing!