Play dough is one of our favorite play activities around here. Whether the girls are creating their own unique sculptures or interacting with a new invitation, play dough is used many times a week in our home. Not only is it great for developing those fine motor muscles needed for writing, it’s also a great way to encourage creative thinking and imaginative play.
Since we love play dough so much, I thought it would be fun to share play dough invitations that you can set up for every month of the year. Each is either directly or loosely related to a holiday or event that occurs during the specific month.
Whether it snows where you live or not, kids can have fun making snowballs and snowflakes with this winter play dough invitation.
Build a snowman with this winter snowman play dough invitation.
Your little loves can have fun making their own love bug creations with this Valentine’s Day play dough invitation.
Make some Valentine’s Day chocolates with this box of chocolates play dough invitation.
Set up this dentist play dough as you learn about dental health this month.
Welcome spring with a spring tree play dough invitation.
April showers mean lost of worms to find in our area! Bring the fun inside with this worm play dough invitation.
After visiting a local duck pond, continue the play with duck pond play dough.
Use fresh flowers to plant your own play dough flower garden. The scents and textures of the flowers add a whole new level of sensory stimulation!
Practice counting with this flower petal play dough set.
Create a butterfly garden out of play dough.
In the US we celebrate the Fourth of July, so this fireworks invitation is a fun way to capture some of the excitement in our playtime.
Add in some writing practice with this seashell writing play dough.
After reading The Rainbow Fish together, practice some early math skills with this rainbow fish play dough.
In many areas people are getting ready to head back to school in August, so this apple play dough can be a lot of fun. Don’t forget the worms!
Practice counting, patterning, adding and more with this Ten Apples Up on Top play dough.
Build your own apple tree. Then use fine motor skills to go “apple picking” in this apple tree play dough invitation.
Have fun with some of the natural materials we find outdoors in the fall with this autumn play dough invitation.
September is often when preschoolers explore an all about me theme. Set up this sensory self portrait invitation so kids can make their own play dough self portraits.
For even more Halloween play dough inspiration see this collection of Halloween play dough ideas.
Create some turkeys that won’t get eaten with this Thanksgiving play dough invitation.
Little bakers will love whipping up their own play dough pumpkin pies in this pumpkin pie fractions math invitation.
Practice writing letters, shapes, numbers and words with this candy cane play dough writing tray.
Use our free printable Christmas ornament mats to go along with this ornament play dough set.
Practice the ABCs with this reindeer alphabet matching play dough.
Create your own reindeer with this chocolate reindeer play dough.
Find even more inspiration in this collection of Christmas play dough ideas.