{story & art} Curious George at the Aquarium

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

Thing 2 loves penguins.  So this week we read Curious George at the Aquarium by R.P. Anderson.  This was the book that Thing 2 picked out at Barnes and Noble when we went to use the boys’ Christmas gift cards.  

For Christmas, one of Thing 2’s present was a tube of miniature penguins. He has played with them in sparkly playdough and loved it.  This past week I have seen several different posts about cloud dough and thought this would be a fun way to change it up a bit.  Needless to say cloud dough was a big hit.  Thing 2 sat quietly and played in it for over an hour.  Thing 1 even played in the cloud dough a bit.  It has such a neat texture and it smells wonderful.

Cloud Dough


8 cups of Flour
1 cup of baby oil  (cooking oil works as well from what I understand)


Mix the ingredients together and enjoy!

Comments: 2

  1. My kids love that book! I didn’t even think about it when we did our penguin day last week. We have those penguins too, and not only did we use them in “snowy” play-doh, we also rescued them from frozen ice!

  2. What a fun idea! I’ve got some old cooking oil that I want to try this recipe with. Thanks! My son loves Curious George too.