Play dough is a wonderful toy! Children love to explore with it, play, and create. Aside from being so much fun, there are so many wonderful benefits to including play dough activities and invitations in your children’s play (or school) activities.
Manipulating play dough strengthens the muscles in children’s hands. This is very important for the development of skills such as writing, using scissors, closing zippers, and more practical skills. It also contributes to the development of fine motor skills.
Play dough also strengthens hand eye coordination, as children manipulate small parts and pieces while they play. It’s also a fun way to express creativity and imagination!
You can use the beautiful invitations to create with play dough and amazing homemade, non-toxic recipes below to make fun activities for your little ones!
10 play dough activities
Play dough Christmas tree invitation by Mumma, Papa, Bubba
Gingerbread play dough invitation by Life of a Homescholing Mom
Christmas sensory play dough (no cook) by Little Bins for Little Hands
Chocolate reindeer play dough by Emma Owl
Invitation to play with play dough by Emma Owl
Homemade Christmas play dough by Growing a Jewelled Rose
Play dough snowman kit by Non toy gifts
Peppermint play dough recipe by Your Modern Family
Candy cane play dough recipe by Danya Banya
Pine play dough recipe by Sunny Sweet Days
Bonus: Christmas play dough mats by Tot Schooling
More Christmas activities
Christmas Color Cards for Toddlers
Christmas themed invitation to play dough
Christmas tree counting and fine motor practice
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