Play dough kit is one of the kids’ favorite art materials and has so much potential in it. Probably you’d like some fun ideas by playing dough with your children. These activities will help your kids build, play, and learn. So, let us discuss some engaging and entertaining clay dough activities for your kids.
Now check out what mystry you can create with it.
Hands or a rolling pin
This is the easiest way to interact with the play dough set. The exercise strengthens shoulders and arms, improves bilateral coordination, and gives kids a chance to get some “heavy work” sensory input into their muscles and joints, which leads to a higher level of body awareness, as well as increased concentration and calmness. Roll the dough back and forth using the side of a sturdy cup if you don’t have a rolling pin.
You can roll a snake or a ball
Using two hands at the same time gives kids to practice. When you roll a snake on the table (or hot dogs, noodles, whatever you want), it is possible to teach symmetrical use of the hands (or hot dogs, noodles, whatever you want) as well as asymmetrical hands (a more advanced skill) when it is moved back and forth in opposite directions between both palms. Rolling a snake between their hands, children press enough pressure on the dough to make it squish and grow. Using enough force in the right direction at the right time, the hands must move in a circular motion pattern, opposite one another, while being asymmetric. Those hands and brains are working hard! Looking for a different way to do this activity? Roll a snake or ball on the table with one hand while using this clay set, then switch and use the other hand.
Use tools and decorations
For decorating this organic dough, you can use toothpicks, Q-tips cut in half, golf tees, googly eyes, and beads. Besides strengthening their hands and fingers, encouraging them to play with the dough, lets them use symbolic play, e.g., making birthday cakes, cookies, or monsters. Another best way is to use play dough tools.
Discover hidden treasures
There’s nothing better than finding hidden treasure for your kid. Put small items like beads, coins, or Lite Bright bulbs in your bio dough balls. For a super challenging challenge, ask your child to locate all the treasures while closing their eyes! As you hunt for buried treasure, you can develop your sensory system by using your fingers and hands to identify objects. When a tactile system is exposed to more touch-based experiences and matures, it can distinguish one object’s feel from another, such as a coin versus play dough kit. Practicing tactile injustice helps children learn what they are holding and how much pressure to use when holding a pencil or scissors. It is an important part of their development of fine motor skills.
You can use cookie cutters for this
Kids learn about force and pressure through this activity. They need to learn that if they push hard, the dough will be cut through completely. They will only imprint the shape if they use less force.
In the early years of their development, children learn things such as coloring, cutting, and writing, as well as self-help skills like brushing their teeth and hair or pushing a button. Kids can create their puzzles using cookie cutters (or shapes from a shape sorter) as well as learn about pressure and force.
Playdough letter formation
Use these dough set to practice forming letters of the alphabet. You can create a template for your child to trace or simply have them create the letters on their own.
Organic Play dough kit puzzles
Cut the dough into small pieces and have your child try to put them back together.
Make a clay dough art gallery
Have your child create their clay play set sculptures and display them as if they were works of art.
Storytelling with the dough
Let your child create characters and scenes out of playdough, then act out the story using those creations.
Sensory bottles with Dough Set
Fill a clear plastic bottle with clay set and add small objects, such as beads or buttons. Encourage your child to shake the bottle and try to guess what objects are inside based on the way they feel through the play dough kit.
Conclusion – I Hope you will enjoy your playtime with DoughReMom.
Published Date : 7th January 2023
Last Reviewed Date : 7th January 2023
Author Name : Deepti Bhandari