These playdough activities are sure to please kids of any age. From fun playdough recipes, to engaging invitations to play, and printable playdough mats.
There are so many fun playdough activities to do with kids!
From creating your own recipe (there are so many ideas below) or setting up fun playdough activities with store bough dough, you will find something for every child on this list.
30+ Fun Playdough Activities that Kids Love
Playdough is a wonderful sensory tool. It helps develop fine motor skills, and provides so much satisfying tactile input. Kids can roll and shape it, build with it, and learn with it!
There are so many fun additions to play dough that you can put in your homemade playdough recipe. Check out some of these below, including, peeps play dough, apple scented play dough, and even a recipe for bubble play dough you can take in the bath!
Best-Smelling Playdough Recipe // Parenting From the Heart
Muddy Playdough Recipe // Views From a Step Stool (pictured)
Edible Peeps Playdough with Glitter // STEAM Powered Family
Natural Chamomile Playdough Recipe // Natural Beach Living (pictured)
3 Ingredient Homemade Playdough for the Bath // STEAM Powered Family
Taste-Safe Apple Scented Playdough // Crayons and Cravings (pictured)
Edible Marshmallow Playdough // STEAM Powered Family
Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe // Buggy and Buddy
Lavender Playdough Recipe // The Gingerbread House
Kick your play dough up a notch by adding some grass and animals for a jungle theme, or build a snowman, or bake some cupcakes. The options are endless with a dose of imagination and creativity.
Bug Fossil Investigation In Playdough // Views From a Step Stool
Construction Site Playdough Invitation to Play // Fantastic Fun and Learning (pictured)
Let it Snow Playdough // Parenting From the Heart
Invitation to Create Playdough Pancakes // Simple Fun for Kids (pictured)
10 Apples Up on Top Plaudough Activity // Buggy and Buddy
Pretty Playdough Cupcakes // Artsy Momma (pictured)
Making Playdough Dinosaur Eggs // Little Fish Blog (pictured)
Playdough Sensory Bag for Babies // Simple Fun for Kids (pictured)
Playdough Stamping // Picklebums
Love Bug Playdough // Picklebums (pictured)
Snowman Playdough Kit // Buggy and Buddy
Playdough Chocolates // Artsy Momma
Mad About Munsch Playdough // Parenting From the Heart
Playdough Letter Mazes // Teach Me Mommy (pictured)
Ocean Playdough Invitation to Play // My Bored Toddler
X-Ray Playdough: Invitation to Play // Best Toys for Toddlers (pictured)
Squeezing Playdough for Fine Motor Strength // Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Grassy Playdough // Picklebums (pictured)
For a simple setup, print a play dough mat and give children some play dough to play with!
These printables give kids a prompt of a fun way to play with play dough, usually sneaking a bit of learning such as color recognition, counting or letter building in there!
‘Make 10′ Sloth Playdough Mats // Views From a Step Stool (pictured)
Popcorn Counting Playdough Mats // Simple Fun for Kids
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Printable Playdough Mats // J Daniel 4’s Mom
Cookie Counting Playdough Mats // Schooling a Monkey
10 Printable Playdough Mats // Kiddy Charts
Have so much fun with these playdough activities for kids! So many wonderful ideas to choose from.
Whip up a batch of homemade playdough, or set up a fun new way to play. Sensory play is full of benefits for kids, and playdough is a wonderful medium. Enjoy!