Play-Doh Book and Activity Sets: Christmas {Giveaway}

Now that we’re snowed in much of the time in the Northeast, I’m constantly searching for unique and fun activities to do with my two children, especially my almost-four-year-old who is home with me most days.  My daughter LOVES Play-Doh, and I love how wonderful Play-Doh activities are for her fine-motor development and her imaginative play.

Christmas Craft Fun

I was really excited to receive three interactive Play-Doh activity books from Silver Dolphin: Letters, Shapes, and Christmas Craft Fun! The one we used first was full of Christmas-themed projects. It came with the book, 4 2-oz tubs of Play-Doh, a roller, and a knife (totally kid-safe, of course!).

Play Doh Book

The first thing we did was remove the play-doh from its containers.  Then we opened the book  and started to create some of the items shown, like a Christmas tree, a candy cane, and a stocking. I promise I read the directions carefully,  but it didn’t go so well. I’m not sure if it was a simple case of user error (quite likely) or just not detailed enough instructions, because I could not make my pieces look like the examples in the book.

PlayDoh BookThese are the items I made. Not my 3 year old daughter, but my 35-year old self. I have absolutely no career in sculpting, obviously. Thankfully, my daughter was happily cutting, rolling, and shaping the Play-Doh on her own, unencumbered by the instructions in the book.

PLayDoh ActionMeanwhile, I was throwing my hands up in despair, knowing I would never be able to recreate this Play-doh wreath:

Play DohFinally, I just decided to go with the flow and join my daughter in rolling out the play-doh, cutting it, and making free-form shapes. Because really, you hand kids a glob of Play-Doh, and that is  what they want to do with it anyway.

We still looked at the pictures in the book for inspiration, but I stopped trying to make them completely perfect.

Upon further reflection, maybe that should teach me a lesson. It doesn’t have to be perfect to still be a fun, wonderful moment of play with my daughter.

PLaydoh collage

One lucky About a Mom reader will win all 3 PLAY-DOH book and craft sets, including: Christmas Craft Fun, Let’s Create: Shapes and Let’s Create: Letters (ARV $48.85). Giveaway is open to U.S. readers and ends on December 18, 2013. Please enter via the form below.

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The above mentioned items were provided for review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I like the shapes

  2. patricia parsons says:

    the christmas crafts one for grandson

  3. Denise Grier says:

    Christmas crafts

  4. ashley parsons-abbott says:

    cristmas craft fun

  5. christina p says:

    My daughter would love the ABC book

  6. Billie Wilson says:

    I like the letters books because I have a child in Kindergarten and one in pre-k. This would be great for teaching them.

  7. Looks like hours of fun!

  8. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Most excited for the Christmas craft fun.

  9. katrina campbell says:

    The christmas craft book, my daughter LOVES to do crafts with me :)

  10. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Definitely Christmas Craft fun!

  11. I am most excited about the Shapes book

  12. I’m most excited to win the Letters book since my daughter is learning her letters now!

  13. The Christmas one! :)

  14. Danielle Jones says:

    I’m most excited about Christmas crafts fun.

  15. the letters

  16. I think the Christmas Craft Fun for the upcoming holiday would be good!
    Thank you

  17. I want my preschooler to play with the letters book.

  18. Jessica Fortner says:

    I’m most excited for Christmas Craft Fun.

  19. The Christmas Craft Fun book looks the “funnest” to me.

  20. Christmas Craft Fun would be fun to have during break

  21. Sara Wagner says:

    I’m most excited about winning the Letters book.

  22. I think Shapes would be very good for my son right now.

  23. The Christmas Crafts fun book…

  24. I’m excited about the Christmas one.

  25. The Christmas Craft Fun book is what I think my daughter would be most excited to receive.

  26. rebeka deleon says:

    i think it is a fun way for kids to learn there letters with play-doh. i would be excited to see them do it.

  27. molli vandehey says:

    i would love the letter one, because i would like for my kids to be motivated to learn and practice letters!

  28. Vikki Billings says:

    Christmas Craft Fun is the one I am most excited about.

  29. I like the Christmas Crafts Fun Book. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L

  30. I like the letters one.

  31. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like the Christmas Craft Fun book.

  32. I’m excited about the Christmas Craft Fun book!

  33. Debra Hall says:

    the christmas craft fun

  34. I’m excited about Let’s Create Shapes.

  35. xmas craft fun

  36. The letters book would be perfect for my son!

  37. I like the letters one for my grandson.

  38. Kele Wassum says:

    I am most excited about Letters!!!!

  39. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Christmas Crafts. :)

  40. the craft fun book.

  41. I’d like the ABC book best.

  42. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the Christmas Craft Fun one the most!

  43. susan hartman says:

    The letters book would be good for my granddaughter.

  44. Angela Hartness says:

    I like the letters book.

  45. Debbie Welchert says:

    The Christmas Craft Book.

  46. Jessica H. says:

    I love the Lets Learn about Letters. I think it would be perfect for my niece to give her a tactile way to learn her letters.

  47. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love the Playdoh Shapes book!

  48. I love the letters!

  49. Allison Downes says:

    The Christmas Craft fun!

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

  50. I am excited about winning the Christmas Craft fun book

  51. Letters!

  52. Letters! (Sorry I spelled my name wrong earlier, long day!)

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