My children adore the story of Peter Rabbit, so today I asked them to create a play dough sensory bin, based on this tale. They made Mr. McGregor Garden, which they later played with. This activity is good for fine motor skills, developing creativity, sensory play and even for a potential role playing later.
They took a gardening tray, filled it with dirt. Then, they made play dough vegetables and organized them in neat rows. We made: carrots, beets, cabbages, radishes ( you can be more specific to the story and add green peas, too.)
Then the kids brought out two small wooden bunny figures, a wooden mouse and a small wooden house to symbolize a toolshed.
Finally, they pretended to be Peter Rabbit and had a fun game, nibbling on the vegetables.