Playdough activities

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Playdough recipes - edible and non-edible
an alphabetical list of playdough activities and ideas
playdough colour themed activity ideas for children's play and adults well-being
Playdough activity ideas for children and adults
Nursery play dough activities
scratch, using raw materials or breaking out a quantity of readymade compound, the playdough activity plan can help practitioners to organise the resources needed, identify the learning opportunities a chosen activity provides and how to adapt the activity so that it encorporates and differentiates between children's specific needs.
 Cooked playdough recipe and Play-Doh tubs on 

Uncooked dough is the perfect starter recipe for young children to get their fingers and whole hands messy with. Naming ingredients, weighing, pouring and mixing to combine all supports a variety of early developmental skills, physically, socially and creatively. Make balls of dough in individual bowls using scoops to measure flour, salt and enough water to bring the dry ingredients together. Knead, roll and cut using a rotation of tools that enrich and alter each day's doughy adventures!

Following children's interests as a way to support their learning is perfect for playdough where the change-ups are unlimited. From the colour, the scent, the texture, tools and the variety of loose media that can be applied to body and surface of dough, to the themes of interest occuring in your setting, for topics or events that are celebrated, playdough adapts to promote the occasion and its participant's learning.

Play dough activities for nursery and preschool

 Playdough tool box basics  
  • cutters
  • rolling pins 
  • scissors 
  • glitter
  • craft stems and pony beads
See more playdough creations and ideas for children's play on these pages

Buy left and right handed children's safety scissors on
Buy Play-Doh on
buttons for collaging on the surface of playdough
    Playdough articles


 Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating playdough recipes

 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


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Sensory playdough activities

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