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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 Summer sunshine playdough activities for times when the hottest star we know is hiding and to enjoy the shade on the days that it shines! Embed pony beads (hole up) into the surface of your dough and use them as guides for inserting 'sun ray sticks' supporting fine motor skill, precision and hand to eye coordination, all of which are great for underpinning young children's early writing abilities and also useful as a therapy to assist with muscular dexterity. Use the length of each stick to continue threading on beads, building patterns and sequences, promoting the language of maths and expanding the activity with bendy craft stems. Once finished, photograph each art project and display the pictures in a gallery or diary of design.

Summer sun playdough activity - rays of sunshine


Resources
A quantity of play dough - recipe

Wooden matchsticks or longer  3mm wooden dowelling cut to size

Pony beads in a variety of colours and effects    

 Craft stems

Printables:

Rays of sunshine playdough mat - numbered

Summer playdough mat

Numberline sunshine rays playdough activity sheet
Summer playdough mat - text word formation sheet
 
Summer outline text sheet for playdough word and letter activities
Sunny face playdough bead threading activity idea



Summer playdough activities  
 
Collage a sun craft activity on silkysteps.com   

Sun playdough threading activity for the summer holiday



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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   


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Summer
 
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 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
  
 Red playdough
 
 
Pink playdough
 
 Orange playdough
 
 Yellow playdough
 
 Green playdough
 
 Blue playdough
 
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