I think that every little kid on Earth loves playing with play dough. It’s a wonderful way to let kids express their creativity and it also makes a great indoor quiet time activity. But once you have play dough, what can your kids do with it?
Get your little ones into sensory play with this list of over 25 play dough activities for kids! With these fun projects, toddlers and preschoolers can practice fine motor development, engage in sensory play, and even learn engineering and science!
For more fun, you can make these play ideas into a family project by trying some of these homemade play dough recipes!
Over 25 Play Dough Activities for Kids:
Make a Candy Shop with Chocolate Playdough! Kids will love frosting their “candies”!
Use homemade play dough to make these Wacky Sacks – great for sensory play and learning about feelings!
These free Alphabet Play Dough Mats are great for helping kids learn their letters!
Create a Playdough Apple Tree with preschoolers!
Challenge kids to Build Shapes with Playdough and Straws!
Turn play dough into a Flower Garden to celebrate Spring!
Use this Playdough and Pasta activity to boost fine motor skills.
Make play dough into a STEM lesson with these Play Dough Circuits!
Teach preschoolers to tell time with these Clock Playdough Mats!
Set out different supplies and colored doughs so kids can Create Insects with Play Dough!
Help kids make Play Dough Spiders with a few craft supplies!
These adorable Apple Counting Play Dough Mats are great for learning to count!
Create these Pumpkin Play Dough Kits and give them out as party favors!
Use utensils to form Transportation Shapes out of play dough!
Set up a Playdough Science Lab and learn how to make no cook playdough!
Form playdough into a mouth and recreate this fun Dentist Teeth Brushing Activity!
Use these Short Vowel Playdough Mats to reinforce phonics skills!
Make a batch of pumpkin play dough and set up a Fall Sensory Bin!
Learn about wildlife and make Play Dough Animal Tracks.
Add play dough to a clear container, along with figurines, and make a Farm Themed Sensory Bin!
Encourage kids to learn about the ocean with this Coral Reef Play Dough Activity!
Get ready for the beach with these fun Summer Play Dough Mats!
Let kids decorate their own “cookies” with these Gingerbread Play Dough Mats.
Help toddlers work on fine motor skills with this Play Dough Pinch Strength Activity.
Incorporate science by making Electric Play Dough and testing it!
Go on a nature walk, collect fall leaves and stems, and arrange this Fall Invitation to Play!
Resources for Play Dough Activities for Kids:
You can make your own homemade play dough or purchase my picks below!