Fish Play Dough

While learning about fish I set up this fish play dough invitation so the kids could create their own underwater scenes and stories.

Fish Play Dough Invitation

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Materials for Fish Playdough

The girls enjoyed using the different cutters to make fish. They also made their own versions of different sea creatures.

Preschool Play Dough-Fish

The rollers let them add different textured designs to the fish.

Making patterns with play dough tools

And they got very creative with the patterns and designs they made with the other loose parts.

Play Dough Fish

The Amazon widget below includes some of the books we’ve been reading.


Visit our ocean theme Pinterest Board for more fish activities and ideas for learning about ocean animals.

Follow Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning’s board Ocean Theme on Pinterest.

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

Want more great play dough ideas and inspiration? I can’t say enough about The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book written by Cathy James of NurtureStore. It has quickly become a handy reference guide for me regarding all things play dough. Even after owning it for a year we’re still finding new play ideas and recipes to try. The book contains:

  • all the recipes you need for the activities in the book including non-cook and cooked play dough, gluten-free dough, salt dough, modelling dough, and real bread.
  • ideas for 52 weeks of loose parts play, in a printable poster format
  • a whole year of play dough activities, arranged seasonally. There’s an idea for every week of the year including sensory and imaginary play, storytelling, art ideas, small worlds, math activities, reading and writing ideas.

homemade play dough recipe 1

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  1. Pre-K Teacher Em says:

    I love this idea. Where did you get that divided container to put everything in?

  2. Love this idea! We just made homemade playdough so I will be trying this activity.

  3. I love this ocean themed playdough! I can’t wait to give this a try with my littles!

    Thanks for linking up with The Thoughtful Spot! I love this resource and will be sharing on Pinterest!

  4. Play dough is always so fun! Love the idea of adding beads, etc!

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