Inside: Put together playdough learning activities with this fun collection. Over 15 different ways to build skills with toddlers and preschoolers.
Toddlers and preschoolers love working with playdough. There’s so much squeezing, pressing, poking, and rolling going on. While they are having fun with their creations, they are building important skills, such as fine motor and pre-writing.
But did you know there are even more benefits when young children are engaged in playdough learning activities?
I’ve also included one of my most popular free playdough counting mats – scroll down to find the link to the pdf!
Playdough Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
While searching for different ways we could use playdough, I found over 15 fun hands-on activities. I’ve categorized them by the primary skills they are building. Simply click on the links to find the details of each playdough learning activity.
Fine Motor: Squeezing Playdough
Fine Motor: Triangle Shapes Fine Motor Fun
Visual Processing: Playdough Press
Numbers: Exploring Numbers with Playdough
Counting: Montessori Play Dough Poke
Literacy: Dragons Love Tacos Activity
Literacy: Learning Your Name Playdough Puzzles
Art: Playdough Pictures
Pretend Play: Birthday Celebration
Pretend Play: Chocolate Playdough Cookie Shop
Colors: Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe
Colors: Color Surprise Playdough
Looking for an easy homemade playdough recipe? Check out this NO COOK method!
More to Read
Purpose of Playing with Playdough (Michigan State University)
Free Printable Playdough Counting Mats
Click on the photo below for the link to the activity and free printable:
More Fun Activities