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Play Dough Flower Pots

Play Dough Flower Pots- Making a potted garden with play dough

Play Dough Flower Pots and making a potted garden with play dough is a fun way for children to play creatively and imaginatively. Children can pretend to be gardeners, horticulturalists, they can make patterns, press, squish, roll and manipulate the play dough to create whatever comes to mind.

What you will need?

Play Dough Flower Pots - an invitation to play

You will need fake flowers (or real ones), pebbles and small garden pots. We did not have any flower pots so alternatively we used ice cream cups which worked perfectly for this activity. The ice cream cup were a great alternative to imitate a flower pot.

We used our Rosemary Textured Play Dough Recipe for this activity but you may like to use your favourite play dough recipe. We also doubled the recipe to make more play dough.

Let’s Play

Play dough ideas for kids - Planting a potted garden with play dough

The ideas are endless to make and create imaginatively using the play dough and other props. Miss Four created a pattern (we have been learning about patterns recently) using play dough balls and the stones, as shown in the photo.

Some Ideas:

  • Learn to count – place a small amount of play dough into the pots and arrange flowers with only one flower in one pot, two flowers in another, and three flowers in the next pot and so on.  A great opportunity to practise counting out loud and one-to-one correspondence.
  • Sorting and classifying – Arrange each pot with one type of flower or one colour flower only.

Let’s Learn

Fun play dough activities for toddlers and kids

Learning Opportunities

  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Language development
  • Imaginative play
  • Creativity

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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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