Dudson - Home Learning

Outlined below are some ideas for things that you might like to do with your child at home: 


In Dudson class when we would like students to sit down/engage/ let’s get ready, I play The Lion King, circle of life.

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Shaving foam on a tray is always fun making marks

Sensory painting, fingers, spiky balls, bubble wrap over a rolling pin, spoons, plastic bags if students don’t like the texture or getting messy

Shaving foam Puffy painting

You will need; Heavier paper, shaving cream., glue, paint

·         Mix shaving cream with glue and a drop of paint.

·         Make sure the shaving cream retains its “puffiness”, and don’t stir too hard

·         Spoon onto your paper

·         Have fun making your art


How to make your own playdough

You will need: 2 cups plain flour (all purpose), 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, ½ cup salt, up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding bit by bit until it feels just right), food coloring (optional – this really can get messy!).

You might also want to use some household items like child-friendly cookie cutters and rolling pins to make shapes with the playdough.

What to do:

·         Mix the flour, salt and oil in a large bowl. If you’re using food coloring, add it to the boiling water then pour into the flour mixture.

·         Stir until it forms a sticky dough.

·         Allow it to cool down then take out of the bowl and knead it for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone.

·         Keep kneading until it’s the perfect consistency! If it’s still sticky add a little more flour until just right.

·         If the children want to keep the figures that you make, simply bake in a 250 degree oven for approximately one hour and hey presto, your play dough will harden!


Sensory calming jars

You will need; small plastic bottle, PVA glue, glitter, sequins or any small objects , sellotape
and some food coloring...optional but worth it!

·          Put 1 cup of hot water into your jar.

·         Then put about 2 tablespoons of glue into the jar.

·         Add fine glitter until there is about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch layer on the bottom.

·         Fill the jar with water, leave about 1 inch at the top for shaking room!

·         Cellotape the lid on tightly.

·         Once it's really on tight ...shake shake shake!



And don’t forget take photos and bring them into school to share on the 1st day back.