Explore nature with playdough
autumn spring summer winter
This sensory activity is great fun for young children.
Go on a walk and look for natural objects with interesting shapes and textures. At home, set out your finds and some
playdough then get stuck in.
- Press pine cones and leaves into the playdough to make patterns and impressions.
- Try chopping and rolling with sticks.
- 'Plant' sticks into the playdough to create a mini forest.
- Make funny faces with leaves and seeds.
There are so many possibilities with this activity – let your little one experiment and see where it leads!
Grown-ups: please keep a close eye on your child when doing this activity, and don’t let them explore any items with their mouth.