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9 FUN Playdough Activities for Fine Motor Skills

9 Fun Playdough Activities for Fine Motor Skills to do to learn and play with your kids today!  From playdough monsters to playdough shapes, you'll find a fun and simple activity to keep your toddler, preschool, or Kindergarten child busy learning through play! 

Playdough Activities for Fine Motor Skills

I have a love/ hate relationship with play dough.  I love that it keeps my kiddos occupied, but I hate the mess it creates.

I love that it's a versatile manipulative and can be used for learning all sorts of early learning skills, but I hate when the colors get mixed up.

I love that it is a sneaky way to build fine motor skills, but I hate that the containers are so hard to open (although that in itself is a great fine motor task!!)

The good definitely outweighs the bad and we've had lots of fun squishing, rolling, pinching, and more with these  fun playdough activities.  Use it to learn math skills, combat boredom, work on letter recognition all while working on fine motor skills.

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Playdough Activities for Fine Motor Skills


With several kiddos, I often look for opportunities for them all to play together. With my oldest getting well,... older {sigh!}, it is hard to get them all on the same page; there's always one complaining about the activity.  Mama 0- Kids 3!  That's how it feels anyways ; )

However, when the play dough comes out, all the kiddos want to play with it for a period of time.

It is quite magical!

Even if it's for a few minutes, I relish all three of my kiddos sharing, laughing, and enjoying playing with eachother!

Collection of our favorite playdough activities for fine motor skills:



  • Count to 100 Play Dough Math Game | Roll, Build, and Squish to 100 {or use the printable Hundreds Board to work on number recognition to 20, 50, or any number in between}.

Playdough Activities for Fine Motor Skills


Bring the play dough out with your kiddos.  It might make for a magical few minutes also!


Which playdough activity will you try first?


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