Play Dough Tray Activity Guide for Preschool, Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten


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Play dough trays are an open-ended, invitation to play and explore using the items provided on the tray usually around a theme or specific topic. Play dough trays activities are the perfect multi-sensory activity to strengthen fine motor muscles and learn various literacy, math, science, health, STEM, and SEL skills. Make learning FUN again with play dough!

What’s Included:

Play Dough Tray Activity Guide!

  • teacher tips and tricks
  • supply ideas
  • 54 play dough trays for the whole year by season and theme
  • binder cover, binder spine, labels, and dividers if you want to make the guide into a flipbook

Benefits of Play Dough Trays

Multi-Sensory and PLAY based

•Students will be interacting, playing, and learning together

•Integrates the arts!

•Calming, relaxing for students

Skills students will develop are:

•Upper arm and shoulder dexterity

•Fine motor skills

•Overall hand, wrist, and finger


•Hand-eye coordination

•Scissor skills

•Bilateral integration

•Imagination and creativity

•Problem-solving skills

•Social skills


•Taking turns



•Self-help skills

•Oral language

•Independent & cooperative play


•Exploring measurement and spatial awareness

•ALL of the skills above PLUS the specific literacy, science, or math skill or objective for the activity


This has been developed for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade.

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