Fun Ways to Play and Create with Fall Doughs

Today we’re featuring posts from the Discover & Explore fall theme. I love all things fall, so selecting posts to share today was super tough for me!

Fun Ways to Play and Create with Fall Doughs

Play dough is always readily available around here. When you combine it with the scents of fall, I can’t resist sitting down and playing either. These creative ideas for fall themed play caught my eye! Don’t they look like so much fun?

Corn Dough (Green Owl Art)

Corn Dough

Apple Pie Sensory Play (Little Bins for Little Hands)


Fall Play Dough Pumpkin Patch Train (Play Trains!)


Amazing Pumpkin Spice Play Dough (Mama Papa Bubba)

pumpkin spice play dough

Apple Orchard Invitation to Play (My Nearest and Dearest)


Apple Pie Invitation to Play (How Wee Learn)


Autumn Scented Play Dough (Munchkin and Bean)

autumn play dough

Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough for Ornaments and Table Decor (Fun at Home with Kids)

pumpkin spice salt dough

No Cook Gluten Free Edible Pumpkin Pie Play Clay (Fun at Home with Kids)

pumpkin pie play clay

Invitation to Play: Fall Forest (Twodaloo)

Fall Forest

Fall Play Dough with Tree Block Stamps (Twodaloo)


 Fall Play Dough Invitation to Play  (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Fall Play Dough

 These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.

More Fall Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Fall Theme Posts

Invitation to Explore: Nature in the Fall (KC Edventures)

Fall Nature Table (Buggy and Buddy)

Fall Sensory Bin & Learning Activities (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

An Acorn Round-Up (Teach Preschool)

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees (Twodaloo)

Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

  • September 25–Pumpkins
  • October 2-Community Helpers
  • October 9-Halloween
  • October 16-Dinosaurs & Fossil Fun

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. 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. Wow, so much playdough fun here! Thanks for including our apple orchard. 🙂

  2. Oh these all seem so fun! Thank goodness it is so early in the season – lots of Fall Dough fun to be had!!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing our activity! I can’t wait to try some of these other great ideas with my kids. 🙂

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