This is a wonderful fine motor activity for tots and offers them an invitation to explore.
I used coloured straws cut up into quarters and a single ball of our Homemade Playdough layed out on a tray. She got busy sticking the straws into the playdough.
The first time i set out this activity for her i found that it didnt hold her attention long enough. She merely poked the straws into the dough and set off to play with something else.
I took it as possibly just an off beat day for her, so i set out the activity again for her a few weeks later and it held her attention a lot longer.
Playtime expected: 10-20minutes