Playdough is fantastic for encouraging imaginative play, practicing fine motor skills, and strengthening hand muscles. If your preschooler loves playdough, they will adore Hidden Treasure Playdough! It’s a fun way to present small toys that children can use in their imaginative playdough play.
Hidden Treasure Playdough
This activity is so easy to put together! Simply mix up a batch of your favorite homemade playdough or purchase several containers of prepared playdough.
Next, press your finger into the playdough to create a small indent. Place a small toy into the playdough.
Tip: If your child is feeling grumpy, try this simple playdough trick to cure their bad mood!
Cover the toy by pressing playdough all around it. Then roll the playdough into a ball.
Repeat with the other batches or containers of playdough.
Invite your child to find the hidden treasures with their fingers (great for sensory exploration and strengthening finger muscles) or with a playdough knife (awesome for fine-motor control).
What fun for little hands! This activity is easy to adapt for different seasons or holidays, too. Kids will be delighted to discover toys, gems, stamps, or mini cookie cutters in their playdough!
More Playdough Fun for Kids
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