Play dough is a great supply to have on hand. It’s so versatile and the possibilities of what you can use it for are endless. Not only that, but it’s a ton of fun to play with, too! I put together this list of 20 fun and educational play dough activities that your kids will love to do. These activities will teach your children everything from shape recognition and fossil making to engineering.
A couple reasons that I love using play dough as an educational tool, is that the cleanup is super easy and it’s reusable. If you’re the type of person that hates messes, than teaching through play dough is for you!
Once you’ve got your dough, (both homemade and store-bought work for these activities),
it’s time to gather the rest of the supplies and call the kids in to have a blast!
Pre-K Pages – Making Insects with Play Dough
Wings and Roots – Play Dough Mermaid Tails
Kid Activities Blog – Learning to Add with Play Dough
Nature Store Blog – Play Dough Pizza Parlour
Craftulate – Fine Motor Skills: Play Dough Birds
Modern Preschool – Spring Flowers Play Dough Mat Activity
Parenting Chaos – Stamp and Spell with Play Dough
Best Toys 4 Toddlers – X-Ray Play Dough Activity
School Time Snippets – Playdough Geometry – Exploring Shapes
The Imagination Tree – Playdough Garden Centre
Mama Papa Bubba – Play Dough Subtraction Smash
Kid Activities Blog – Play Dough Lego Game
This Reading Mama – Telling Time – Clock Playdough Mats
Nature Store Blog – Exploring Shapes Using Play Dough
Modern Preschool – Scissor Skills Practice
Wings and Roots – Preten Play – Play Dough Pizzeria
Fantastic Fun and Learning – Flower Play Dough Invitation
Frugal Fun 4 Boys – Make Playdough Bugs
Play Dough and Popsicles – Homemade Play Dough Tools to Explore Textures
Pickle Bums – Growing Garden Play Dough Mats
Parenting Chaos – Playdough Dinosaur Fossils
What are some of your favorite activities with play dough?