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Winter Break has just begun for many in our community, but if you're already looking activities to engage and occupy your little ones at home, how about mixing up a batch of peppermint playdough? Check out this fragrant wintertime activity for children here: http://www.kinderthemes.com/peppermintplaydough.html. Even better, the recipe calls for glitter! Playing with playdough is not only fun and uses children's imaginations, but it can actually help build literacy skills as well! How about constructing letters out of playdough? What does your child's name look like in a three-dimensional form like craft dough? Many children learn better when they are using all of their senses, so adding the texture (and smell!) of peppermint playdough to your playtime activities can become a learning opportunity as well. Try molding different shapes and discussing their differences and similarities?