Playdough activities

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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Playdough maths! Hungry Monsters number game or feeding game - available to buy in laminated sets on Ebay

These cuties are illustrated using primary & secondary colour blends and are open mouthed characters just waiting to be fed any number of yummy playdough pieces! (the only creature we know that can eat salty dough & remain unaffected!!) Learning activities children enjoy include dice rolling, number recognition, counting and marking off quantities in 'First to 20' games, or more casual 'How many ..' type questions are asked. For more than 3 players print doubles and play in teams.

Preschool early years maths counting game - number activity
If you're using this activity in a professional setting the play dough activity plans may help you explore the learning opportunities this idea holds.

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Wipe clean marker pens

Buy a laminated set on Ebay or digital set to print your own on Etsy

Free children's printables:

 Hungry blue monster  

 Hungry red monster  

 Hungry yellow monster  
click for the full sized hungry blue monster playdough mat
click for the full sized hungry red monster playdough mat
click for the full sized hungry yellow monster playdough mat
Buy this set of 7 Hungry Monster game sheets on
blue monster playdough counting game

playdough monsters game

Differentiate your activities by feeding, building and decorate children's own coloured playdough monster creations and moving activities on the use the playdough mats to explore numbers and maths.
build coloured playdough monsters with eyes, stems and other collage pieces
Mixed craft items
Buy small mini metal dough cutters on

Feeding play-doh spaghetti and pasta shapes to Hungry Monsters

Buy Play-Doh on
buy large numbered dice on
Wipe-clean chalk marker pens on
Buy Play-Doh's Launch game on
Buy extruder tools on
Colouring playdough to add interest
Glitter tubs to add playdough sparkle


  Playdough Recipes
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 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  
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 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
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 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
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