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Posted by Casey

This week, we made some play dough for sensory play! As a teacher, I’ve had to make my own fair share of play dough. I’ve always just followed the recipe on the back of the Cream of Tartar tin. Once I discovered this fantastic no-cook play dough recipe on Pinterest, I never went back!

The best no-cook play dough recipe | Perfect activity for babies, toddlers, preschoolers | Teaching ideas for the Prep, Foundation and Kindergarten Classroom | Sensory play ideas |

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Food colouring

You just mix it all up in a bowl and then knead it together. It’s such a nice consistency! You could also add glitter and some flavouring such as green glitter and peppermint for Christmas play dough. For Valentine’s Day, you could make strawberry play dough with red glitter. Lemon essence is lovely in yellow play dough! The options are endless!

The best no-cook play dough recipe | Perfect activity for babies, toddlers, preschoolers | Teaching ideas for the Prep, Foundation and Kindergarten Classroom | Sensory play ideas |

There are so many amazing opportunities for learning with play dough. It’s probably my favourite sensory play material! I love to set up invitations to create using different loose parts. This allows your Little Learners to be completely creative without restrictions!

In this invitation, I raided my craft drawer and set everything out on a platter for my toddler to discover. It’s still one of her most favourite activities!

What’s your favourite play dough activity?

Play dough invitation to create with loose parts | The best no-cook play dough recipe | Perfect activity for babies, toddlers, preschoolers | Teaching ideas for the Prep, Foundation and Kindergarten Classroom | Sensory play ideas |

You can also grab a FREE copy of my Sensory Play Shopping list which will set a solid foundation for your sensory play! It’s filled with affordable resources to kickstart your sensory play stash today! You’ll also get three bonus activities suitable for sensory play beginners!

About the author

Casey is an early years teacher turned stay at home mum to three little learners aged 6 and under. She is passionate about supporting parents that want to use play as a vehicle to bond with their little learners and create magical memories of childhood! You can follow Casey on Instagram right here.


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