Playdough Archive

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Vanilla Chai Play Dough Recipe

Make a batch of warming vanilla chai play dough perfect for Autumn play. Team it with wooden and metal resources to create a Reggio-inspired invitation to play. We love trying out new combinations for play dough, our latest is a Vanilla Chai …
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Autumn Tree Fine Motor Threading

Create an Autumn threading activity with beads to encourage the development of fine motor skills. I’ve shared a couple of Autumn ideas so far this season (like our Autumn Tree and the Autumn Play Dough activity)…but I am back with another! Using …
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Autumn Play Dough and Forest Treasures

In Autumn we always seem to gravitate towards the forest. With the crunchy leaves under foot, the slight chill in the air and the abundance of colours, it’s a wonderful place to be! The forest also provides an endless supply of wonderful …
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Invitation to Create :: Coffee Play Dough

Set out a simple invitation to create coffee play dough using plain dough and soaked coffee grounds. This activity fosters fine motor skills and creativity. As well as having a wonderful smell, coffee grounds provide some interesting texture to this play dough …
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Shell and Pearl Number Matching Game

Put together this nautically themed number matching game using shells and ‘pearls’ to develop children’s mathematical learning. I don’t know about you, but we are always looking for new and fun ways to explore numbers and maths. This activity is certainly that; …