HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME

DIY Car Play Dough Tray

Inside: Have a car fan at home? Set up a fun and easy play dough tray for a quiet time activity? Create this simple car play dough for any car or truck fan for a great fine motor activity for toddlers or preschoolers.

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For play dough invitations to play, I like to use a plastic appetizer tray to hold and organize all the loose parts. I was able to snag ours from a dollar store. But you can also use a few bowls to hold all the loose parts.

Grab your green, black, brown play dough. Here’s our favourite homemade no-cook play dough recipe. It is truly the best out there. Anna from The Imagination Tree has a secret ingredient that makes all the difference.

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Next, grab all your small cars road signs, rocks, toy trees, sticks, small wooden dolls.

The good thing about this play dough invitation is that you can really use anything you want! So feel free to modify this list and to use what you have at home. Here are a few ideas of other things to include:

  • Pom poms
  • Twigs or small sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • LEGO or duplo

Skill Development Opportunities

Playing with play dough is amazing for developing the following skills:

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Imaginative and Creative Play

Supplies

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  • Black, blue and orange play dough (here’s my favourite homemade no-cook play dough recipe)
  • Cars
  • Toy trees
  • Rocks
  • Sticks
  • Toy road signs
  • Wooden dolls

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