Make a Play Dough Teddy Bear

Play Dough Teddy Bear with Free Printable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roll, mould, press and create some fun characters with play dough and buttons using a teddy bear play dough mat.
Make a Play Dough Teddy Bear is an inviting activity for kids to explore their imagination and experiment with the tools provided and make some amazing creations.
It is an open-ended invitation to play that allows kids to explore freely with no expectations or right or wrong way of completing this activity.
 
What you will need?
Printable Play Dough Teddy Bear Mat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You will need play dough, buttons, rolling pin, teddy bear cookie cutters (optional) and a kiddy safe play dough knife.  You will also need the Teddy Bear Play dough Mats and for more durability we laminated ours.
Click here to download and print: Printable Teddy Bear Template
 
Let’s Play
Play Dough  Activities for Toddlers - Making a Play Dough Teddy Bear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some ideas:
  • Using the rolling pin, press the play dough flat and cut around the teddy bear outline.
  • Make clothes for the teddy bear and add buttons.
  • Create patterns with the buttons. Such as one red, one white, one red, one white, etc.
  • Create textures and prints in the play dough with the buttons and play dough knife.
  • Arrange the buttons around the outline of the teddy bear.
  • Sort the buttons from biggest to smallest.
  • Create different types of character teddy bears, such as a happy and smiley teddy bear or a grumpy and scary one.
Let’s Learn
Learning through play, fine motor skills and play dough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
    • Creativity
    • Fine Motor Development
    • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
    • Cause and Effect
    • Concentration
    • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
    • Language development
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No Cook Coconut Play Dough Recipe

No Cook Coconut Play Dough Recipe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Coconut Play Dough Recipe is a beautifully scented and textured play dough adding to the sensory experience when playing with play dough.
It is a NO COOK play dough recipe which smells like coconut and is beautifully textured with shredded coconut.  I have combined flour and cornflour with this recipe to provide the brilliant bright white colour and super soft texture to the play dough.  Children will have hours of fun playing and moulding with this super soft play dough.
 
What you will need?
1 ½ cups Plain Flour
1 ½ cups Corn Flour (Corn Starch)
3 Tbsp Oil
1 1/3 Cup Boiling Water
1 Cup Salt
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
¼ Cup Shredded Coconut
50ml Coconut Essence (found in the baking isle at the supermarket)
 
No colouring is required as the corn flour provides a bright white colour.
 
How to make it?
  1. Pour all dry ingredients, flour, corn flour, salt, and cream of tartar together in a large bowl.
  2. Add coconut essence and oil to dry ingredients.
  3. Boil the kettle and add 1 cup of boiling water to ingredients. Mix well with a wooden spoon until mostly combined.
  4. Then turn out play dough onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth ball. Be careful the play dough will be very hot! Use a little bit of flour if the play dough is sticky.
  5. Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.
*Step 3 is to be completed by an adult.*
 
 Click here to download and print this recipe: No Cook Coconut Play Dough Recipe
 
For more Play Dough Recipe Ideas <CLICK HERE>
Themed play dough recipes
 
Neapolitan Scented Play Dough
 
Sandy Beach Play Dough
 
Super Soft Play Dough

Super Soft Play Dough Play

Play dough with conditioner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Super soft play dough is a wonderfully textured play dough that will invite children to explore their imaginations and play creatively.  Children can pretend to be a chief making cookies and cupcakes in a bakery. They are able to experiment with the texture and make some amazing creations.
 
What you will need?
Super soft playdough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
              
You will need Super Soft Play Dough Recipe <FIND IT HERE>, rolling pins, cupcake cases, cookie cutters, small containers and decorative toothpicks.  Some of these resources are optional as you can use just about anything from around the house.  Whatever you choose to add to this invitation to play will add and heighten the learning experience.
 
Let’s Play
play dough activities for kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The texture of the Super Soft Play is very inviting for children to squish, squeeze and manipulate with their hands.  As it dries out a little, it is still soft but changes its constancy to a more flakey and crumbly play dough.  This adds to the learning experience and play.   They will have fun moulding all the different colours together and watching as it changes colour or create swirls of colour.  Children will enjoy making characters, pretend food and other imaginative ideas.
 
Let’s Learn
lets learn - super soft play dough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Oral language development
PLEASE NOTE:  This play dough recipe is not like other traditional play dough recipes and has no preservative in it; therefore it will not last as long as salt based play dough recipes.  Super Soft Play Dough is designed for a sensory experience, an alternative to other play dough and will become flaky and dry with continued play.  I believe this is part of the experience of playing and experimenting with texture.
 
To find more Play dough activities & ideas visit our <PLAY DOUGH TOOLBOX>
Play Dough Toolbox Series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning 4 kids
 

Neapolitan Ice Cream Play Dough Fun

Neapolitan Ice Cream Play Dough Fun (learning4kids)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neapolitan Ice Cream Play Dough is a wonderful and fun sensory activity to arouse the imagination and creativity.  The Neapolitan Ice Cream Play Dough is scented with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and smell just like the real Neapolitan ice cream.  Children can explore their sense and experiment, pretend and make the most amazing creations with this fun play dough.
 
What you will need?
Invitation to play Neapolitan Ice Cream Play Dough - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To set up this invitation to play you will need the play make the Neapolitan Ice Cream Play Dough.  It is super easy and you can find the <recipe here>.
You will also need ice cream scoops, beads to imitate sprinkles, miniature pompoms to imitate candy lollies, ice cream bowls and spoons and also cardboard ice cream cones.
To make the pretend ice cream cones we used paper towel rolls and cut them length ways down the middle.  We then twisted the cardboard to form the cone shape and placed a piece of sticky tape on the join to hold it together.
To make the ice cream stand, we took two empty shoe boxes and turned them upside down and carefully pressed 6 holes into the box with scissors, twisting to make the holes wider.  Next we covered the shoe boxes with coloured wrapping paper and again pressed through the holes with scissors.  Finally, we then neatened up the holes by folding sticky tape over the rough edges.
 
Let’s Play
Let's play and pretend ice cream shop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some ideas:
  • Pretend play an ice cream shop.
  • Create colour patterns with the different coloured play dough on the ice cream cones.
  • Sing songs about ice cream such as “I Dream of Ice Cream”.
  • Play Guess the Scent: cover your child’s eyes with a cloth and place each of the scented play dough underneath their nose.  They are to try and guess which scented/flavour play dough they can smell.
  • Make marble patterns with the play dough by squeezing and pressing the different colours together.  Use a cookie cutter to make pretend marble patterned cookies.
  • Learn about counting and sharing (division) by counting and sharing out a number of scoops between a number of bowls or people.
 Let’s Learn
learning opportunities with play dough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Creativity
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Language development
  • Imaginative play – Pretend Play Ice Cream Shop
  • Recognising patterns, colours and scents.
If you liked this activity then you will enjoy our Imaginative Ice Cream Shop <CLICK HERE> to take a look!
Ice Cream Shop 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning 4 kids

Sandy Beach Theme Play Dough

Sandy beach playdough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
Sandy Beach Play Dough added with other beach theme items is the perfect invitation to play for children as it will arouse their imagination and creativity.  Sandy Beach Play Dough is wonderfully textured and imitates what beach sand looks like.  Children can explore the sense of touch, experiment with the texture and make the most amazing creations.
 
What you will need?
Beach activities for kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        
You will need Sandy Beach Play Dough Recipe (Click here), shells, sea and beach theme creatures.
 
Let’s Play
Let's Play Sandy Beach Play Dough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is something extra special about textured play dough as it enhances the sensory experience during play.  Children will love to squish, squeeze and mould the play dough into shapes between their hands and fingers.  The sea creatures and shells are perfect for creating prints in the sandy play dough. We discovered that the octopus created dotty imprints. 
 
Let’s Learn
Let's Learn - Sandy Beach Play dough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine Motor Development – Pre-writing skills
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Language development – shape names
Sandy Beach Play Dough Recipe <CLICK HERE>
Beach Activities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning 4 kids
 
 
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