The kids went nuts when they saw this little playdough pumpkin pie. I set it out for them when they got home from school. They immediately dove into the activity using their social skills and math skills to negotiate how to divide up the pie. They cut, counted and distributed the pieces then they smooshed it up to create new things. Playdough is a great toy – and even when it’s presented as something specific (like a pie in this case) – it still ends up in open-ended play.
Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe
The warm scent of pumpkin pie spice is so cozy and relaxing. Perfect for chilly fall days.
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tbsp cream of tartar
- 2 tbsp of pumpkin spice
- 2 tbsp oil
- add orange food colouring for pumpkin pie filling, leave it out for the crust colour
- Mix all the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot or saucepan.
- Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly for about 4 or 5 minutes. The dough will start to pull away from the sides of the pan and should no longer be sticky to the touch. (If it’s still sticky cook a little longer until it’s not.)
- Remove the dough from the pot. Allow to cool slightly and knead.
- Form into a pie or play with as is.
Store dough in an air-tight container.