The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner.
Playdough is fun for any age – toddlers to adults! It’s also a great tool to use when learning new concepts. Each of the links below use playdough to teach new skills to a variety of age groups, including high schoolers.
Playdough with Toothpicks – Flights of Whimsy
Practice measurement, geometry, planning, and fine-motor control when rolling little balls of playdough to use with toothpicks!
Playdough Mosiacs – Putti’s World
This is such a neat idea: Use those dried pieces of playdough to create art mosiacs. Beautiful!
Playdough Planet Earth – Meet the Dubiens
Create a model of the Earth’s layers using playdough
Create a Playdough Tabletop Forest – The Artful Parent
Use playdough to anchor all of those pieces in a tabletop forest
Playdough Mazes – Squashed Tomatoes
Practice measurement, spatial recognition, and more when you create Playdough mazes. Create a maze and see if the Lego men can find their way to the end!
photo credit: flickr Creative Commons
Lauren Hill is a homeschooling mama to 4 little people, ages (almost) 8 to 2. You can find her free worksheets and printables for the Pre-K to Second Grade crowd over at Mama’s Learning Corner. And she has a rockin’ Worksheets and Printables for Pre-K to 2nd Grade Pinterest Board if you want to follow along.
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