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Play Dough Kids Activities


Playing with dough is great for…Chilling out: as it’s perfect for engaged but relaxing, sensory playMixed age groups: as everyone can play their own wayFine motor skills: developing strength and dexterity in little fingersCreativity: use our 52 ideas for a different kind of play every week of the yearScience, maths and literacy: take a look at our ideas for how to pack your play with lots of learning.Add in some mathsWeigh and measure the ingredients to make your doughMake different shapes and count all the sides and chop them into fractionsRoll your dough into different sized balls and arrange them from big to smallUse your dough to play shop or café and practise adding up the prices.Encourage creativityLet the children play their way: creating their own shapes, characters and modelsMix in lots of different materials to spark their imaginationStimulate the senses by adding colour, scents and added textures to the dough