10 Doughs for Sensory Play

Today I’m featuring 10 doughs for sensory play, some of my own posts and many from Heather at Crayon Box Chronicles as a part of the Hop for Hope blog hop dedicated to supporting and raising money for Savannah Hope. Please read at the bottom of the post to find out about this cause.



Sensory doughs offer such a great play experience, with so many different ways to play. I’m sharing 10 different varieties and recipes, to help you change things up and keep your dough play interesting for your child. Heather’s ideas are so creative and offer a lot of small world play opportunities too!

raspberry foam dough

Raspberry Foam Dough – Bunny making activity with loose parts

root beer vanilla float playdough

Root Beer & Vanilla Float Playdough


Build a Snowman Foam Dough


Artic Snow Dough for small world sensory play


Desert Moldable Sand for small world sensory play

hidden shapes tray with dough

Shamrock Foam Dough for a hidden shapes tray activity

purple moon dough

Moon dough for a colour matching activity

using biscuit cutters to cut out shapes from roti dough

Roti dough to combine cooking and dough play

playdough activities

Playdough with 5 great activity ideas*

This post is part of the Hop for Hope which has been organised by Dayna of Lemon Lime Adventures. Click on the picture to go through to the hop main page to see what topics all the other participating bloggers are featuring.


‘Savannah Hope’ has been diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), and has already undergone several extremely delicate surgeries & treatments to help her survive. CDH is a birth defect of the diaphragm. Find out more about Savannah Hope’s story here

To show your support for Heather, author of Crayon Box Chronicles, baby Savannah Hope and their family you can check the Prayers for Savannah Hope Facebook page and also consider donating through the donation page

*Photo source Shutterstock

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