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Play Prompts: Play Dough Creation Station!

2014-02-14 by Joyce

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This Play Dough Creation Station and Playtime Prompts activities are shared by our guest blogger Joyce of Childhood Beckons.

This play dough creation station is super easy to set up and provides so many different play possibilities!

Plahy Dough Creation Station Play Prompts

The Setup:

I wanted a truly open-ended playful invitation that could inspire my son in a multitude of ways. To create this play prompt, I presented him with the Shape, Model & Mold Play Clay set, as well as two balls of play dough and various craft supplies. I wanted items with color and texture and endless possibilities. 

Plahy Dough Creation Station Play Prompts

The Setup:

I wanted a truly open-ended playful invitation that could inspire my son in a multitude of ways. To create this play prompt, I presented him with the Shape, Model & Mold Play Clay set, as well as two balls of play dough and various craft supplies. I wanted items with color and texture and endless possibilities.

Plahy Dough Creation Station Play Prompts

This activity was a fantastic way to encourage his creativity. He used his imagination to create and he honed his storytelling skills as he played with the creations. Fine motor skills were practiced as he snipped, squeezed, and rolled the dough. He practiced his pincer grip as he built and decorated. He didn’t realize this of course. He was too busy having fun!

Setup Time: Less than 10 minutes!
Time Spent Playing: Almost 2 hours!

(Times will vary depending on a number of factors)

More Ways to Play:

The possibilities really are endless with this play dough play prompt! Tailor it to your children’s ages and interests by offering different materials.

We want to see your creative play prompts! Share your invitations to play with the hashtag #mdplayprompts.

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Joyce

Joyce is the mom behind Childhood Beckons, where she encourages parents to focus on their families and the childhood that beckons them. She enjoys discovering creative ways to play and learn and passing along her family's favorites. Find Joyce on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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