Do you have some play dough in the house? Here is an activity that can extend its use: pasta imprints for fine motor and sensory play!
My almost-3 year old ended up making what she called “a birthday cake” and even sang “Happy Birthday” to herself. Both kids enjoyed making prints and patterns with the pasta in the play dough. At the end, my daughter had folded and pressed all of the pasta (even her older brother’s share) into the chunk of dough, so it was used to its fullest. It did go in the garbage after, as it had dried out a bit, but a great extension would be to dig out the pasta pieces to recover them.
If you are looking for easy play dough recipes, look here. Also, check out this post for my Homemade Play Dough Puzzle Activity that is another great use for play dough you are just ready to throw away. Give it one more use!
Enjoy your time at home!