by contributing writer Stef
I was never a play doh fan. It smells weird. You can imagine I never wanted to incorporate play doh into our homeschool lessons.
Eventually, after much pleading, I set aside special time for play doh fun under serious surveillance so no one accidentally mixed colors. Surely mixing colors is against play doh law.
Rather than see how my tactile students loved to use play doh, I treated it like a viral infection. Pick up every single tiny piece, pack it up tight, complain about it, wash hands, and set the containers on a high shelf.
Once I got over the squishy weird texture and wonky smell, I decided to dump it on the table and incorporate it into every subject.
10 Easy Play Doh Activities for Your Homeschool
- Play Doh Letters - Roll out play doh and form letters for preschoolers.
- Play Doh Numbers - Roll out play doh and form numbers, put them in order.
- Play Doh Shapes - See how many shapes you can form without a cookie cutter.
- Play Doh Anatomy - Sculpt inner organs and let your mad scientist have fun.
- Play Doh Animals - Create ocean animals, farm animals, or wild animals.
- Play Doh Planets - Round up rock formations and have out-of-this-world fun.
- Play Doh Countries - Form continents and make a 3-D map.
- Play Doh Food - Get friendly with the food pyramid, learn the difference between vegetables and fruits.
- Play Doh Creation - Mold something from each day of God’s Creation.
- Play Doh Stories - Let them create a story with crazy play doh creations such as aliens or bugs. You can write it off as speech class and score points for being the coolest mom ever.
Surprise your children and pull out the Play Doh tomorrow!