Play dough is a wonderful resource that fosters play, communication, imagination, creativity, fine motor skills, color recognition, color mixing, and the list goes on. It can be homemade or store bought and the kinds of things you can add to play dough is really endless. Adding props to play dough is just one of many ways to invite new interest in the play dough experience. Here are a just a few of our props that we add to our play dough throughout the school year…
Real or Paper Rulers
Birthday candles, confetti, cupcake pans and liners
Flowers and Flower Pots
Cookie Cutters and Rolling Pins
Sparkles and Buttons
Cootie Bug Game Pieces (and feathers)
Seashells (exploring shell prints)
Gems and Straws (making butterflies)
Keys (making key prints)
I’m sure you have other props for play dough that your kids love. Share your ideas in the comments below and we can continue building our collection!
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