There are tall city buildings, cars driving along the road, and a train zooming by! This city play dough activity is easy to set up, and lots of fun for any kids who are keen on cars, trains, and the busy city.
This city play dough activity is easy to set up and so much fun to play with.
If you’ve got a child who is really keen on cars, this is a great way to extend their play, and encourage the development of new skills and creativity.
My kids will loved making play dough roads, cars and houses, and it’s super fun to drive your toy cars along a play dough road and see the tracks they leave behind. Your car obsessed child will be working on their fine motor muscles (the ones you need for writing) without even realising it!
How to set up a city play dough activity.
You can use any play dough you like for this city play dough activity. We used our easy microwave play dough recipe and added paint to make bright coloured dough.
We also added a selection of loose parts and accessories to make it extra fun. You can add whatever you happen to have on hand, no need to buy anything special.
This is what we used for our city play dough activity:
- toy cars
- small stones
- small wood pieces
- small wooden trees
- mini craft sticks
- wooden shapes
You could also use:
- pipe cleaners
- cut straws (they make good poles for the signs)
- bottle tops (they make good wheels for play dough cars)
- wooden blocks
You could also add a wooden train set or road set, and our free printable roads would also be lots of fun! You can add just about anything to this play dough set up!
More City Play Dough Fun!
If your kids can’t get enough of this city play dough activity, you might like our city play dough mats and accessories.
This city play dough set includes six play dough mats – city buildings, a road, a car, train tracks, city map, and a house to build – and a page of printable accessories – cars, trucks, buildings and more.
I think the city map is my favourite play dough mat in the set, and the printable accessories fit it perfectly so you can make an awesome town!
But I know a little boy who will adore this train play dough mat!
You can find the complete City Play Dough Set in our shop, on sale for $3.99 (for a limited time).