Play Ideas for Cloud Dough

BY ON Aug 14, 2014
Cloud Dough Play Ideas and Activities

There are numerous sensory play ideas and activities for playing with cloud dough and I look forward to sharing more here on Learning 4 Kids!

We set up an open-ended invitation to play with Cloud Dough using simple items found around the house that will entertain your child for hours.  Your child could make sand castles, buildings or play scenes by adding some toy characters.   Using these simple props the imagination and ideas are endless.

 

Cloud Dough is has a silky smooth texture, it can be powdery or firm when pressed or moulded.  It is perfect for moulding, shaping, squeezing, pressing and sculpting into different shapes.  Cloud dough provides a great hands-on sensory learning experience for children.

If you are not sure what Cloud Dough is or would like to know how to make it <click here>

 

What you will need?

Invitation to play with cloud dough

You will need Cloud Dough, large tray, shells, twigs, pebbles and assorted sizes plastic cups.

 

Let’s Play:

Playing with Cloud Dough

Some Ideas:

  • Use a variety of plastic cups as moulds to create buildings and shapes.
  • Press the Cloud Dough between the hands to form hills, balls of cloud dough and flat surfaces.

 

Let’s Play Some More:

Cloud Dough in Preschool

More Ideas:

  • Add twigs for flags and bridges.
  • Add pebbles for decorations, windows or steps.
  • Add shells for windows or decorations.

 

Let’s Learn:

Learning Benefits of cloud 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
  • Mathematics – capacity, measurement
  • Scientific concepts and skills
  • Imaginative Play

 

To find more Sensory Play Ideas and Activities <click here>

 

Available in our Online Shop:

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Buy large activity art and craft tray online   Shapes and Moulds set of 16

 

 

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