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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Play-Doh Day

Play-doh was first sold as a wallpaper cleaner that would remove soot and dirt from walls. It was to be used by simply rolling the dough across the surface. It was Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan, who backed the inventor of play doh Joe McVicker who came up with a deal to help promote his product on the show. It was showcased three times a week on the show and soon after was showcased on the shows Ding Dong School and Romper Room.

Since those early days two billion cans of play-doh have been sold. Not bad for a product that started out with such a meager beginning. In the beginning when it was a simple wall paper cleaner the product appeared in only one color an off white. When play-doh appeared as a toy in stores the colors had changed to red, blue and yellow. Now you can find a grand variety of shades. Fan favorites include rose red, purple paradise, garden green, and blue lagoon. 

If you are like us then your kids love play doh. We are always looking for ideas to re-use containers here are a few ways to re-use the famous play-doh containers

Perfect size for a spring seedling.

Here is a cool idea to review number facts. Either numbers their selves, addition, multiplication or division. You can give them a statement to answer and have them toss into the answer or perhaps you can have them toss first and then when they have a number give you a statement that will match the number. Either way review is a good way to achieve understanding.

Did you play with play-doh when you were a kid? Do you have any great ideas to re-use the containers?

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1 comment:

  1. I did not know the history behind it - interesting. Ironic too, because the neighbor kids and I were discussing silly putty and play doh just today. They of course are sure their generation is the first to play with either. Their mom and I were ROFLOBO while we tried to show them how to do things.


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