Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Tray

The girls have enjoyed using our play dough writing tray to practice forming letters and writing spelling words, so I thought we’d make a new tray with a holiday twist.  Sometimes changing just a couple of elements can give an activity brand new appeal. This candy cane play dough writing tray is perfect for writing activities during the month of December.
Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Tray with Free Printable Letter Number and Shape Writing Task Cards

Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Tray

Materials

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You might also plan to read a book about candy canes before introducing the activity. The Legend of the Candy Cane or 10 Little Candy Canes are two great options.

You can prepare the tray and lay out the play dough if you’d like, or you can invite kids to make their own play dough designs. YES! The play dough will get mixed, but the marbling of the red and white as they colors mix together is part of the fun! The tray can continue to be used long after the dough is mixed.

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Play and Learn

There are a variety of ways to use this tray.

Very young kids can practice making marks-lines, curves, etc.

As kids get older and have more fine motor control they can practice making shapes, letters, or numbers. We’ve included free printable task cards that you can set out with the tray to encourage kids to practice specific writing tasks.

School age kids can set the dough up as pictured below and practice writing CVC words.

Peppermint Play Dough Writing Tray with Free Printable Letter Number and Shape Prompts

Click Here to Get Your Free Candy Cane Writing Task Cards

 

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