Set up this fun textured Autumn play dough invitation for your toddler or preschooler to explore all textures and colours of Fall.
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How to Set Up Textured Autumn Play Dough
For this activity you can either use homemade play dough or store bought. Either will work fine. I used homemade play dough.
There are so many amazing play dough recipes out on Pinterest. If you have your own definitely use it but if you are looking for a great recipes check out this one. I used it for this activity and my play dough turned out great!
Grab a plastic appetizer serving tray and add acorns, pumpkin seeds, oats, coloured rice, popping kernels, red lentils, or split peas. Add any other small loose part that you have in fall colours such as:
- squeeze pouch caps
- coloured stones or gems
Place your coloured play dough on a table and use the fall cookie cutters to make different Autumn shapes using the play dough. Next, add texture and decorate the play dough shapes using the oats, red lentils, popping kernels, split peas or any other loose part you have in the colours of Autumn.
Skill Development Opportunities
Play dough activities are great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
This activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers and up.
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- Red, orange, yellow, green and brown Play-Doh
- Pumpkin seeds
- Coloured Rice
- Popping kernels
- Red lentils
- Green split peas
- Autumn Leaf Cookie Cutters: Squirrel, Pumpkin, Acorn, Apple, Ivy, Pin Oak, Maple Leaf
- Plastic Appetizer Serving Tray