Explore nature with playdough

Age 0-2

Activity Type

outdoor play

Activity Season

autumn spring summer winter

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Explore nature with playdough activity

This sensory activity is great fun for young children.

Go on a walk and look for natural objects with interesting shapes and textures. At home, set out your finds and some
playdough then get stuck in.

  • Press pine cones and leaves into the playdough to make patterns and impressions.
  • Try chopping and rolling with sticks.
  • 'Plant' sticks into the playdough to create a mini forest.
  • Make funny faces with leaves and seeds.

There are so many possibilities with this activity – let your little one experiment and see where it leads!

Grown-ups: please keep a close eye on your child when doing this activity, and don’t let them explore any items with their mouth.

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