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Play Dough

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Play Dough Shapes

Play Dough Shapes

Play Dough is a great tool for encouraging both play and learning. This play dough shapes activity uses play dough and lolly sticks, allowing fine motor skill to be used whilst allowing your child to get creative, making lots of different shapes. There are also some great extension activities to this activity. What resources will I need to make Play Dough Shapes? Lolly Sticks (approx 10-20) Play Dough  How do I make a Play Dough shape? Role up balls of play dough 'the glue'.  Use the lolly sticks as the sides to your shape (see picture below).  Push them into /…
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‘Drawing’ with Play Dough

‘Drawing’ with Play Dough

Why not set your the child a challenge to 'draw' with play dough. It's great to see the results and their creativity. What do I need to 'draw' with Play Dough A couple of colours of Play Dough. `Play Dough tools (this is not essential for this task but it might inspire creativity).Optional - Beads, Dried Pasta and Buttons for embellishments (make sure there are age appropriate and not a choke hazard). Themes for 'drawing' with Play Dough Allow your child space on a flat surface to be creative with their play dough. Then ask them if they can create…
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Play Dough Towers

Play Dough Towers

Play Dough Towers are great fun to build. They are great for experimenting and discovering how high and wide you can build a tower. What do I need to make a Play Dough Towers Play Dough - a couple of different colours.Tower Supports - squares of corrugated card or large buttons. How do I make Play Dough Towers? Make the Play Dough into balls. Then layer the Play Dough and Tower Supports to build towers. See how high you can build a tower. Can you make it in different colour combinations? Extension Activity Can your child build towers using a…
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Play Dough Mark Making

Play Dough Mark Making

Play Dough provides endless opportunities for play and discovery. What do I need for this activity? Some coloured play dough.Some objects to make marks with - buttons, dried pasta, a fork, pinecone for example.Rolling pin. How do I do this activity? Roll out your play dough. Use your mark making 'tools' and objects to create patterns. As you can see from the photo we use buttons to create repeating patterns which look really effective. If you run out of play dough just roll up the play dough, re-roll and get making some more patterns. Extension Activity Could you make a…
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