• Give each child a small zip lock bag.
  • Place three colored balls (one red, one blue and one yellow) of play dough in each bag.
  • Encourage your children to squish and blend the colors.  
  • Have them describe the new colors they discover. 


  • Give each child a small zip lock bag with a white ball of play dough inside.
  • Before zipping closed let each child choose a color of food coloring.
  • Sprinkle a couple of drops of the chosen color into bag each child’s bag.
  • Zip each bag securely.
  • Encourage the children to push and squeeze their play dough, allowing the food coloring to absorb into the dough.
  • Discuss the interesting swirls and color shades their dough ends up with.


  • Set out on a table, some zip lock bags, a bowl of water, a ½ cup measuring cup, a small bowl of glitter, small bowl of mini-foil cutouts, small bowl of cut up tinsel, other small plastic items.
  • One at a time, hold a zip lock bag open for a child.
  • First, have her put ½ cup water into the bag.
  • Then let her choose a number of small items to place into her bag.
  • Securely zip her bag and add reinforcing tape to the top of the bag.
  • Have each child tip and turn their bags to create different glitter collages.