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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Playdough activities, poking things into dough!  

A fun way to play with dough is to poke and push bits and pieces into the surface of homemade recipes, tubs of Hasbro's Play-Doh or ELC's - Early Learning Centre's Soft Stuff, creating a range of  tactile and educational experiences. Prod in wax candles for pretend birthday cakes or position LED diodes for electricity enthusiasts!

Plunge pieces of citrus fruit peel or sprigs of lavender into the body of your dough to enjoy relaxing, sensory activities that lift kid's moods and helps to focus their attention. 

Insert matchstick rays of summer sunshine. Stick tails into balls of playdough and count out a pond full of tadpoles. Jab in golfing tees to find out what cl'awesome eye stalks they are!

Poke tail pictures into playdough and make a pond full of tadpoles

Poke in claws, leags and golf tees to make Cl'awesome crabs

Dig in pasta shapes to build patterns and arrange twigs to sculpt bird nests. And to enjoy the season role play with bunnies in dough during Easter :)
Prod, push and poke in twigs, leaves and sticks into playdough to make bird nests Nudge in beads, poke craft stems and build a playdough world of lollipop bunny rabbits

The preschool toys and activity work sheets that are available to print and buy across this website help to organise playtimes for children after school, over the weekend and during school holidays.

With a few stashed tools you'll be ever-ready to cure those boredom blues!


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