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Coconut Play Dough & Wooden Buttons

Coconut Play Dough And Wooden Buttons

Coconut Play Dough and Wooden Buttons is a great activity for kids to explore their creativity and imagination as they create freely using simple props in an open-ended and unstructured way.

Recently we shared a No Cook Coconut Play Dough Recipe which was beautifully scented and textured.  We then used the Coconut Play Dough we set up an invitation to play creatively with wooden buttons and twigs.

What you will need? 

Coconut Play Dough Play

You will need Coconut Play Dough, wooden buttons and twigs.  We went on a bit of a walk around the garden for fallen twigs and snapped them into smaller lengths.

An alternative to the wooden buttons, you could use items found around the garden such as leaves, flowers and seeds.

Let’s Play 

Play Dough Activities for Kids

Some ideas: 

  • Create a garden: use the twigs as a stem, the buttons as leaves and flowers.
  • Create patterns and order the buttons from smallest to biggest.
  • Make animal or people characters using the play dough tools and props.
  • Create play dough faces and use the twigs as a drawing implement.


Let’s Learn 

Learning Benefits of 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
  • Recognising patterns, colours and scents.

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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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