Halloween at the end of the month and pumpkins starting to appear all over. So why not have a go at this wonderful sensory playdough, which smells of Autumn and enhances any Halloween/Autumn activities that you may plan, or are currently doing.
Spooky Spider Playdough
We all know the benefits of playdough and we all know how children love to play with it. So why not have a go at this Halloween inspired black dough. Moulding, kneeding, rolling and stretching; fantastic at strengthening those little hands. Have fun!
Fantastic for this time of year and as I've said, it smells divine, so makes for a wonderful sensory activity. You could also make it with cinnamon.
Pine Scented Playdough
This amazing playdough is a wonderful sensory experience. The smell and colour of which makes it perfect for creating playdough Christmas trees or whatever you wish. Simply decorate your trees with whatever you have; buttons, sparkles, pompoms, pasta.
Lavender Cloud Dough
A wonderful sensory dough which not only smells amazing, it also feels amazing - silky smooth. Very easy to make, great for strengthening little hands and perfect for improving wellbeing.
A wonderful sweet smelling playdough that really heightens sensory play. Always popular with the children and always popular with adults as it makes the rooms smell delicious. We all know the benefits of using playdough, but why not mix it up and make it sensory? Why not give it a go!
Here's a great idea which is perfect for practising those scissor skills. The firmness of the playdough means it holds together and is strong enough for holding and snipping. Mark out lines or shapes to cut out before you put it in the freezer and then when your ready to go encourage lots of talk about about the lines and shapes; wavy, zigzag, straight, curved lines as well as shape names. Enjoy!
Messy Mud Playdough
Might be a rainy day, but let's all pretend it's summer. Messy mud playdough is perfect for practising planting, modelling, shaping, rolling and squeezing. A few flowers and some plastic pots and you're sorted.
Zesty Orange & Lemon Playdough
This is a wonderful rich, sensory playdough which is great for tactile play, brilliant fun and creates an opportunity for talking. Additionally, push, poke, pull, stretch, cut and roll its just perfect for strengthening little hands and improving dexterity ready for writing and drawing etc.
Gluten Free Playdough
Gluten free playdough is something which I have been asked about a lot recently. Here's a tried and tested recipe, if you need to, give it a go!
This wonderful sensory play dough is perfect for this time of year. It smells absolutely divine, is perfect for strengthening little hands and wonderful for imaginative play. Wrap it up after play and this will last for about 5 days. This playdough is not edible.
Lots of blackberries in the hedgerows right now and these are perfect for colouring and creating a textured, sensory playdough. We collected the berries and made this dough together;the highlights for my little ones being the mashing of the berries and seeing the dough change colour. Great for fine motor development; picking, mashing, mixing, kneading and that was all before we got to play with it. It also created lots of opportunities to talk and for understanding of the world.
Super Soft Coconut Playdough
The smell of coconut always makes me think of summer and holidays. This playdough smells absolutely wonderful, an aromatic treat. Made with hair conditioner the dough is incredibly soft and very tactile. Great for creativity and for developing oracy skills and as always wonderful for improving fine motor skills. Why not give it a go!
Edible Strawberry & Marshmallow Playdough
Not only tastes delicious but it smells divine. Personally I wouldn't use this in the classroom unless every child had there own individual ball, but for home use it's perfect. A wonderful sensory experience this dough smells, feels and tastes amazing.
A wonderful playdough which smells divine. The soothing aroma of the Lavender creates a relaxing, soothing, calming environment which helps to reduce stress and is said to improve mood. Of course let's not forget this wonderful activity is wonderful for creativity, as well as great for improving fine motor skills. Let the rolling, swishing, bending and kneeding commence!
Bright White Playdough
This bright white playdough is perfect for adding into a winter themed imaginary play activity - simply add a few penguins and polar bears. Or simply let the children create their own winter adventure making snowballs, snowflakes or snowmen. Playdough is great for fine motor practice and always an engaging activity. Enjoy!
Always a great sensory activity, as it feels amazing. Lots of fine motor fun creating snowman and great addition to add into imaginary play with Artic animals.
A fantastic sensory playdough which works especially well during the colder months. It makes the room smell amazing and creates a very calming environment. Perfect for moulding, rolling, stretching and cutting. Have fun!
WOW.... what an activity! Far exceeded my expectations as the children just 'ran' with it. Teamwork, resilience, determination, problem solving, imaginative play, role play and total engagement. An activity for all ages to try and to enjoy. If you don't have playdough, simply mix flour and water into a dough consistency and use the same as playdough.
Make your own Playdough
Fun and easy, lasts for ages, just keep in an air tight container
Tried this for the first time today and it was a huge success. Not only did the children enjoy rolling, squeezing and moulding it, it led to lots of talk about the smell, toothpaste , looking after your teeth and healthy eating. Definitely going to use it again!