Do your children or students love playing with Playdough? Playdough is so versatile and a great sensory material to use for learning! Use Playdough for a fun initial sound Playdough cookies activity!
Initial Sound Playdough Cookies
Using Playdough during learning time brings excitement to the learning process because it involves more than one sense, thus multi sensory learning takes place, which is usually more enjoyable.
To start, gather your materials.
- Alphabet cookie cutters
- Various cookie cutters
- Baking tray
- Rolling pin
Side note: I originally did not plan this activity as Playdough cookies, but my kids loved the idea of Playdough cookies. They turn every Playdough activity into a cookie activity of sorts! So the baking tray is totally optional.
This Playdough activity can be as structured as you’d like, starting at letter a and work your way to letter z, or you can simply follow your child’s lead. I let my kids choose a cookie cutter and I asked them what it was and with which letter did it start. Then they pressed out the picture and then the corresponding letter for “baking” it on the tray.
We filled two trays like the one below. (Please note: our home language is not English so some of these letters with the pictures won’t make sense to you.)
We simply worked on initial sounds here, but you can spell whole words or work on specific spelling patterns, depending on what your children or students need practice in.
A fun, hands-on way to learn about initial sounds! Would your children/students like this initial sounds Playdough activity?