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Pasta Play Dough

Let your child’s imagination run wild as they create and explore play dough and pasta.

Through moulding and manipulating play dough and pasta together is a great play opportunity for kids to experiment with the materials in an unstructured activity.

What you will need?

You will need play dough and an assortment of dry pasta.  Here we have used bows, shells, spaghetti, spiral and penne.  Click here to download and print a recipe for making play dough.

Let’s Play 

Making and creating an array of weird and wonderful things: Using the different pasta shapes to create eyes, mouths, noses and other features on pasta play dough monster.  Also making a pasta play dough cake, by using the different pasta shapes to create decorative patterns.

Let’s Learn 

I love the imagination: Decorating and making a pasta play dough pizza and creative flowers for their pasta play dough garden.

Learning Opportunities: 

  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Creative Thinking and concentration skills
  • Oral language development – practising and experimenting with new words
  • Building up their fine motor skills and  coordination
  • Encourages imagination and creativity

5 thoughts on “Pasta Play Dough”

  1. Janice,
    Playdough is an all-time favorite!! =)
    I just received your email in regards to GFC retiring. I had previously been informed by another blog that I follow, and that blog owner showed me the way to Bloglovin.com. Bloglovin lets people follow, similar to GFC or networkedblogs (on facebook). I, for one, am now using Bloglovin to follow all the wordpress blogs that I follow. I just wanted to let you know of another way to connect with followers. Hope it helps.


    1. Thanks Kim, I have never heard of Bloglovin, will check it out. I have been looking at a few other options, not sure what to go with though!! Cheers! xx

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My name is Janice and I am an Early Childhood Teacher in Australia.

I have a strong passion and love for teaching and creating meaningful learning experiences for my students. What I love most is watching children discover in those amazing light bulb moments. I hope Learning4kids brings you some useful ideas.

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