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  Ways to use play dough

these are huge! inventive, child led, adult guided, adult led and child guided! you may also find they're recommended by health care professional!

If you find a gap in the list below and would like your experience to be added please consider getting in touch xx

Use dough to ..

explore the process of a handmade recipe

bake cookies, biscuits, tarts and pies

role play a bakery - roll icing for cakes, kneading mounds for bread

add scent and texture to dough play - perfume, essence, flavouring

combine colours  

fill containers like cups, pots and balloons

form number shapes, letters, words and sentences

insert items into the dough surface to decorate - collage - create mosiacs - patterns

Different playdough activties
Roll balls and count, stack, flatten

to explore height, length, width

conceal objects inside lumps of dough for discovery

use dough to hold objects and flat images upright

mark-make or scribe into the surface of dough with tools and writing implements

use as a connecting material to  join other materials together

cut with scissors and shaped cutters

extrude through holes that show force at work, precision and a finished outcome

as weight in cups, bowls.

use dough to take impressions from textured surfaces

bake dough to create permanent models

roll out sheets of dough and use as flooring to support small

give as gifts to friend and family

sculpt and model for decorative purposes or  to film stop-go animation

use as a resource to support learning, communication, language, literacy, extend concentration and focus,  enjoy as a family, relieve stress,  strengthen fine muscles, exercise the hands and wrists    


  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

Playdough textures

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