21 Fun Play Doh Activities | Sensory Activities For Kids

If you’re searching for a fun sensory activity for your kids, Play doh activities are what I highly recommend. To put it simply, playdohs are modeling clays that are non-toxic, reusable, and suitable for children. Playing with playdoh helps toddlers and young children improve their fine motor abilities. This is because children quickly develop hand muscles and strength as they mold, crush, and roll the playdoh. Additionally, playdoh encourages creativity by allowing kids to envision (and create) whatever they could do with clay.

If you’re seeking more playdoh activities for kids, check out these 21 fun play doh activities!

21. Edible Marshmallow Peeps Playdough Recipe

My kids love anything marshmallow. We have done so many fun STEM activities using marshmallows, including building geometric shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks and writing secret messages on marshmallows.

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20. Homemade Edible Gingerbread Playdough Recipe

This gingerbread playdough recipe is easy to make and your child will have lots of fun creating their own gingerbread man. With just a few ingredients you probably already have around the kitchen, you can whip up this gingerbread playdough just in time for some sensory play fun for this holiday season.

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19. Edible Birthday Cake Play Dough

This Birthday Cake Batter Edible Play Dough smells good enough to eat! Fortunately, this recipe is made with all-food ingredients, so there’s no need to worry if your kiddo sneaks a taste. Keep reading to learn how to make edible play dough with frosting!

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18. Slow Cooker Play Dough Recipe – The Easiest Homemade Play Dough!

This homemade slow cooker play dough recipe is super easy and creates the most fabulously soft, smooth sensory dough ever! It will be your new go-to recipe!

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17. Christmas Play Dough – 4 Holiday Scented Recipes

If you’re ready for a break from slime, then you’ve got to try our super-soft scented Christmas Play Dough! We’ve included four easy no-cook recipes for holiday fun at home, or as a homemade gift idea!

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16. Valentine’s Day Play Dough

Three scented Valentine Play Dough recipes that are easy to make with safe kitchen ingredients. A delightful Valentine’s Day sensory activity for kids!

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15. Edible Ice Cream Play Dough – Only 2 Ingredients!

Doesn’t this Edible Ice Cream Play Dough look just like the real thing?! You only need 2 simple ingredients to make this super soft edible play dough recipe!

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14. AMAZING Edible Unicorn Poop Play Dough

This colorful, scented, edible, all-around amazing Unicorn Poop Play Dough recipe is a sensory play experience that your kids will love!

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13. Fall Playdough

These super soft fall playdough recipes smell like your favorite things about the season! Learn how to make apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon scented play dough in 2 minutes in the microwave!

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12. How to Make Playdough Recipe Without Cream of Tartar

Does your toddler like to play with play-dough but tries to eat it? Then try this easy toddler-safe Playdough Recipe Without Cream of Tartar.

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11. Microwave Play Dough

Can you bake play dough in the microwave?? You bet!! This easy microwave play dough recipe makes perfect smooth & stretchy sensory dough every single time! We absolutely love this homemade playdoh — it’s our new favorite!

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10. Play Dough Fossils Identification Game

Summer is all about relaxation in our house! However, we still make the effort to challenge our brains on a regular basis – and this Play Dough Fossils Identification Game is the perfect mix of fun and learning!

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9. Edible Playdough – Thanks to Jon and Kate Plus 8 Play Dough

It’s easy to make edible playdough with this simple recipe using only four basic food ingredients. It’s a fun and safe way to play!

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8. Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe

It’s easy to make your own play dough at home using only 4 ingredients. All the ingredients are food products so it’s safe and non-toxic.

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7. Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable

Play dough mats are all the rage right now! Whoever came up with the idea is a genius! They are a totally inventive way to teach young children all kinds of educational skills without making a huge investment. This set of five gingerbread play dough mats that you can print featured below is perfect for the holiday season. After all, what’s Christmas without a little gingerbread learning fun?

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6. Taste-Safe Apple Scented Playdough

A non-toxic, taste-safe, apple scented playdough recipe perfect for Fall sensory play at home or in the classroom.

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5. Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Enjoy Fall sensory play with the little ones with this taste-safe pumpkin spice playdough recipe made with non-toxic ingredients.

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4. Pirate Playdough Mats – Free Printable for Kids

Ahoy pirate lovers! Grab your copy of these Free Pirate Playdough Mats. Not only will these playdough mats help develop fine motor skills, but they’ll also teach preschoolers about the numbers 1 -10. Read, write and count the pirate treasure with this free printable for kids.

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3. The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe Ever

There’s a lot of homemade playdough recipes out there and each one has its own benefits. Some are no cook which are great if you want to make something with little kids. But for those times where you want the BEST homemade playdough recipe, choose this one. I’ve been using it for years.

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2. Discover: Three Playdough Turtle Play Invitations for Kids

Tiny turtles everywhere! Baby animals are where it’s at this week (take a gander at our brood of egg carton cup ducklings!) and it seems that pond life is too. In keeping with our themes, we decided to combine a little nature hunt, 3-D forms, patterns, and stamping discovery for some baby turtle playdough sensory play. What’s not to love, right?

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1. Make: A Summer Swim-Themed Playdough Invitation

Here’s a quick and easy summer swim DIY playdough mat you can make yourself. Of course, we’ve also included some ideas to help you turn this into an invitation to design playdough bathing suits, explore textures, or simply enjoy the calming sensation of squishing some cool, colorful dough between your fingers!

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