Somewhere in my summer "hunt" for new ideas I ran across a first day of school activity.
Here's one that sounds really good in that you get scent with it also by using Kool Aid. The idea I read said to make it the 'white way' and add some of the Kool Aid into the center so that it is a surprise as the kids make it. Note that the color may color kids' hands. http://www.rockingranola.com/2009/04...lay-dough.html
And it seems this site has several Kool Aid recipes, plus other goo type recipes:
And this is one from Little Giraffes that uses liquid food coloring:
We had "magic" playdoh waiting for us on the first day. It changed color from yellow to green.
You will need:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups water
What to do:
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a saucepan. Add the "wet" ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture forms into a ball (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from pan on to floured surface. Cool slightly. Then knead it until smooth. Store in ziplock bag or airtight container in the fridge.
How to add the "magic":
Form the playdough into ball shapes. Poke a hole in the ball and put 2 or 3 drops of food coloring in the hole. Form the playdough back into a ball again, covering the drops of food coloring.
They all look like fun to me! I think I'll try the Kool Aid because I love the scent idea. Nice for a center on the 5 Senses!