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Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Playdough Recipe Roundup

November 1 Deedee 2 min read

Playdough Recipe Roundup! I have been in the KITCHEN!  I know… GASP!  I have been seeing so many COOL recipes for playdough that I wanted to try some out myself… WAH-LA

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

This was really a simple recipe.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

2 cups of salt

1 1/2 TBSP of cream of tarter

3 1/5 cups of flour

Mix those together… then add

2 1/2 cups of water

5 TBSP of oil

After I mixed and kneaded the dough until it was smooth, I divided into 3 parts and added food coloring.  Needless to say, my hands are all pink right now.  BUT it made a ton!

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

The Benefits

There is something therapeutic about squishing and touching this dough.  In fact, this is one of the recommended mediums for people with some types of sensory processing disorders.  Additionally, it strengthens the hands and aids in the development of those fine handwriting muscles.  Did I mention it is fun?

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Scented Playdough Recipes

Here are some other recipes… there are a gazillion options,  but here are a few.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Source:  Life Over C’s

 

I feel like I NEED to make this!!

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Source:  Childhood 101

Kool-aid Playdough.. YES! PLEASE!

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Source:  Stay at Home Educator

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose

Making it Academic

So you want to have a dough center, but you need to keep everything academic?  No problem.  Here are some examples from some of the students I work with.

2D Shapes

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas. Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

(there is also a 3D shape activity that is not pictured.

Numbers to 30

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Letters

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas. Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Sight Words

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Addition and Subtraction

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

We had a fantastic time in our small group today.  I love it when they say,  “I love playing with you at your table.”   Yep!   Playing and learning!  The best combination.

You can find all of these dough work mats by clicking HERE.

Playdough Recipe Roundup! Fantastic fine motor center that alway supports literacy and math skills. Kids will love these recipes and ideas for this fun station. Great for Pre-K or kindergarten. Tons of scented playdough recipe ideas.

5 Comments

  • Paula Hyatt November 1 at 4:08 pm

    You can also add Kool-aid to color and add smell to playdoh.

    • Deedee November 1 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I love all the options!!!

  • melissa November 1 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing, I welcome a simple play-doh recipe! I end up just buying it and that looks more enticing and that it makes way more that I get in those tiny yellow cans. Love the academic resources…thank you for always sharing with us!!!

    • Deedee November 1 at 6:27 pm

      I honestly LOVE the smell of that Playdough in the yellow cans! It makes my heart happy!!!

  • DENISE DUCKETT November 3 at 3:43 am

    I put the ingredients in a food processor and whiz them up. It’s really quick and makes a very smooth dough. Of course you don’t get to do the ‘squish with your fingers’ bit, but it works!

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