52 Weeks of Play Dough Kits
Welcome to a new series that’s all about having fun with play dough here at HeartFelt by Janell! I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite tried and true play dough kits. Every week I will be posting a new play dough kit right here on the blog. If you are interested in seeing these every week, make sure you scroll down and subscribe!
[Why play dough?]
Play dough is considered to be a part of something called sensory play. Sensory play invites children to use all of their senses. It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to combine and process all of the information it receives via the sensory procedures of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and vision. As children build, cut, flatten, and explore something like play dough they are learning about spatial concepts, pre-math concepts, language and vocabulary. The best part about messy play is that it can actually be calming to children. It is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play.
So let’s get started, shall we?
- Blue and Tan Play dough
- Sea Word Cards (Sand, Ocean, Sea, etc.)
- Play dough Letter Stamps
- Blue Gems
This activity encourages language development. Your child can spell out different words that are connected to ocean life. My daughter, Ella, even came up with the idea of placing the small shells inside the letter imprints! There is so much fun to be had with this one!
Thank you for checking this out! I would love to see yours in action! Please, take pictures of your kit, and put them up on Instagram using the hashtag #playdoughkits.
Stay tuned for next week’s kit here on the blog!