Mouldable materials

An investigation for year 2 and P3, linking to the topics everyday materials and properties and uses of substances. Pupils will sort stretchy, flexible and inflexible materials by testing if they can bend or be twisted, stretched, pulled or squashed. Then it’s time to get creative and competitive in a game which involves moulding dough into an animal shape.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
    • A PowerPoint presentation containing instructions for the game
    • Printable game
    • One guided reading spread entitled ‘plastic fantastic’

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • plasticine, Play-doh or modelling clay
Year 2
Everyday materials
Mouldable materials

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