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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults  Sensory playdough activities
When tasting, smelling, seeing, hearing, touching and understanding, our senses like to tingle! With so many fragrances available, colours and tones, shapes and textures, flavours and loose media, playing with dough becomes a hugely valuable resource that can fulfil many learning and health needs of individuals across the ages. The activity ideas found on this page all focus on how dough can be used to invite play and support the 5 senses whilst knowledge is gained and shared.

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Please always risk assess your dough activities by knowing who will be playing with the dough and if any dietary needs, medical needs, choking or poisoning hazards exist.
the five senses and intellect
Vapour rub - menthol mint and poppy seed sensory playdough

  Vapour rub playdough with mint leaves and poppy seeds   
Orange peel and clove playdough squashies

  Orange peel and whole clove squashies  

Colouring rice activity on

This activity is on Colouring and fragrancing rice to use with playdough   
Aurutmn spice playdough

This activity is on Autumn spice playdough      
Balloon filled ghost squashies

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Balloon ghost squashies                  
Herb filled playdough
 Herb infused playdough        

Sensory playdough activities


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 Not for eating  playdough recipes
 An alphabet of playdough

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

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Pink playdough
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