Mixing play dough and pattern blocks makes for a fantastic sensory play experience while also preparing children to learn about geometric planes when they are older.
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Sensory Play with Play Dough and Pattern Blocks
I came up with the idea of combining pattern blocks with play dough during a particularly grumpy morning, with fantastic success! There are so many things you can do: stamp the shapes into the play dough, use play dough to balance shapes at precarious angles, see how many shapes you can stick onto the play dough, use play dough as cement to build a pattern block structure…
Do you need some play dough for this activity? Check out my favorite recipe in this tutorial on how to easily make several colors of play dough at once!
More fun ways to play with play dough
- Play dough with marbles
- Play dough with rocks
- Play dough with googley eyes
- Play dough bakery
- Mixed media play dough play
- Instant glitter play dough
- Exploring patterns and stamping with cinnamon play dough
My kids also love using kitchen utensils with our play dough! We are also big fans of the Play-Doh brand
(have your seen our Play-Doh map of the United States?) and we own a nice range of play dough tools. Here are a few favorites – some that we own and others that we play with at friends’ homes.
What is your favorite way to play with play dough?
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