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Homemade Play Dough Recipes and Activity Ideas

Pediatric therapists, parents and teachers use homemade play dough recipes daily. Here is a collection of fun ones from the Internet to explore. 1. Recipes for Sensory Fun: This is a nice 5 page download created by a therapy company to hand out to parents. 2. Nuture Store – Let’s Play with Dough – includes […]


Clay Marble Mazes

Clay marble mazes is a great activity to encourage hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, visual tracking skills and more.   Here is what we did: 1.  Cover a recycled, clean styrofoam tray with tin foil.  Use a small tray if you have a little bit of clay and large tray if you have a lot […]


Hole Punch Play Dough

After seeing this idea at JDaneil4’s Mom blog about using a hole punch with play dough, I created some quick templates for using hole punched play dough.  What a great way to sneak in some hand strengthening by using the hole punch.  It is not just the hole punch, you have to flatten the dough […]

Clay Monsters

How cute are these little monsters?  Practice some fine motor skills and hand strengthening making these cuties.  All you need is creativity, imagination and some clay/theraputty, googly eyes and cut up pipe cleaners.  If you need more activities for clay check out these ebooks: Creative Clay Activities and Clay Play Mats. Like the monster theme?  […]