Make a playdough garden with these fun, free printable, garden playdough accessories.
Kids of all ages will love making a garden full of flowers, bees and bugs, using these printable playdough flower garden accessories.
Whether you are working on a spring learning theme, or perhaps your kids are interested in gardens, or insect, or they just love playdough, these free printable playdough flower garden accessories are a easy way to set up a fun play dough activity.
Playing with playdough is a great way to work on fine motor skills as kids pinch, roll, and shape the dough to create flower beds, leaves, and other garden elements. It’s a fun sensory activity and it also fosters imaginative play as children design their own unique flower gardens, and create stories about their gardens. This, fun, hands-on, playdough activity offers a great blend of cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits while also give kids lots of opportunities to learn about flowers, gardens, insects and nature.
If you are a busy Mum, or teacher, the printable flowers, leaves, bees and bugs make setting up a fun and engaging invitation to play really easy. You don’t need any flower themed toys or figurines, just print, laminate and the printable flower garden accessories and you are ready to make your own playdough flower garden.
If you need some more playdough activities for your kids check out all our free printable playdough mats, or try one of these fun ideas:
Supplies For Setting Up A Play Dough Flower Garden
With the free printable (download below) playdough accessories you’ll only need a few supplies to set up your playdough flower garden activity.
To set up your playdough flower garden you’ll need:
- playdough – homemade or store bought
- printable flower accessories (download below)
- loose parts or other playdough accessories (optional)
Really the only things you need to set up this playdough invitation to play is the printable accessories, and some playdough!
We used our homemade microwave playdough recipe and add some cocoa to make brown playdough for ‘dirt’ and added some food colouring to make green playdough. You could also use this fun recipe to make grass playdough!
How to Make a Playdough Flower Garden.
Once you have your playdough and printable playdough accessories, set them out on a table or a large flat surface.
You could also add some extra playdough accessories or loose parts such as sticks, leaves, buttons or glass gems, or whatever you have on hand. We just used our printable garden accessories (see below to download) and dough and that was enough for lots of fun and creativity.
You can use playdough to ‘stick’ the printable flower parts together, or simply add them to your playdough flower garden creations.
A playdough garden full of bright, happy, spring flowers, and lots of bees and bugs sprung up on our kitchen table!
Free Printable Playdough Garden Accessories
This set of free printable playdough garden accessories includes a page of spring flowers, bees and bugs, and a page of flower parts so you can create your own flowers and plants for your playdough garden.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. It will fit to print on US ‘letter sized’ paper, just be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options to allow for printer margins.
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