Play dough continues to be a very popular choice at our house. Now that the big kids are back at school, Noah gets it out almost every day.
One of the things I love most about play dough is that you can use so many different accessories along with it. You can go all out and buy super fancy play dough tools and gadgets, or stick to simple items that you can easily find at home, or buy cheaply at the supermarket.
This time last year we shared six simple ideas for play dough and today we have six more simple play dough activities to share.
Play Dough and Peg Board Pegs
Noah loves to make patterns and pictures with out peg boards, so I decided to try something a little different and offer the peg board pegs with play dough instead. Lots of making lines and patterns, turning the pegs over to make impressions in the dough and using them to make all kinds of things.
For all those who have asked these pegs come from a peg board set that is very similar to this one (affiliate link) – Quercetti Fantacolor Transparent Playset
Play Dough and Kitchen Utensils
Just rummage through your kitchen cupboards and find all those utensils you never use!
Play Dough and Printables
If you need really cool but quick and easy play dough activity, check out some of the cool free play dough printables.
There are lots of great play dough mats available too. You can find all our free printable play dough mats here – We have people playdough mats, food, bugs, pirates, Christmas, Easter, a mermaid and more.
Play Dough and Googly Eyes
Adding googley eyes to the play dough is the perfect invitation to make creatures! Monsters, aliens, animals and strange looking people come to life with a few big googley eyes.
Play Dough and Imaginative Play
Play dough makes a great base and accessory for imaginative play. The options for this are as endless as your imagination!
I shared a simple farm set up over at Kidspot Village Voices, or just add some animals and accessories for jungle play dough or dinosuar play dough
Play Dough and Beads or Buttons
A selection of beads or buttons (make sure they are large ones if your child still puts things in their mouth) and some play dough, that’s all I offered as a very simple invitation to play. Noah played with this for a long time and requests it again and again. Sometimes the simplest things really are the best.