Who’d have thought you can have this much fun with playdough? Not only that playdough is brilliant for both fine motor skills and brain development and how you can use it to learn.
Here are some of our ideas of how you can use play dough to learn:
Gather things from around the house like buttons, beads, feathers, tooth picks, ribbon and make faces with hair!
Kids love this one! Roll out the dough- make the tasty bits and pieces and make your own make-believe pizza. You can even make spaghetti with mum’s garlic press!
Cookie Cutter Fun
This is a simple one we know, but fun for the little ones. Use a rolling pin to roll it out flat, use the cookie cutter moulds to cut the play dough into familiar or exotic shapes! Use other kitchen utensils like potato mashers and sieves to punch out fun holes
Put some small coins into a good chunk of playdough. Arm each player with a spoon and then get them to dig out all the treasure! Time it to make it even more fun.
Got a coloring stencil or book? Have the kids fill in the line drawings with the different coloured playdough.
Play dough is a great and simple way to teach kids the basics of maths.
Practice Your Letters
Use different coloured playdough to make different letters!
Check out our Simple recipe for at homemade playdough- totally toxic-free, but just a little salty here: Homemade Playdough
Looking for more ideas for activities your kids can do at home? Check out 15 activities your kids can do at home here.