Simple Ideas for Making Play Dough Words

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We do a TON of word work in my classroom. Whether it’s building CVC words, sight words, or working on our letters in general, we love to find different ways to work with letters and words! One of our favorite tools to use is play dough because there are so many possibilities. These simple ideas for making words with play dough are sure to be a hit with your kids too!

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Work on the alphabet, sight words, spelling, and more with these simple, must-try ideas for making words with play dough! 

Simple Ideas for Making Play Dough Words

We have our play dough and we are ready to do word work! I love to have small cans of play dough on hand, as they last a while and are the perfect individual size for one student. However, you can also make your own play dough if you wish.

We actually put play dough cans on our supply list last year since our kids use them so much, and it was wonderful to have them come in with school supplies.

Now it’s time to gather up our favorite tools!

Golf Tees

Golf tees are fantastic fine motor tools, as they are small and fit in a child’s hand perfectly to build up that pencil grip! Plus, it takes a bit of finger strength to write the words in the play dough.

Golf tees are fantastic fine motor tools, as they are small and fit in a child's hand perfectly to build up pencil grip.

Letter Tiles

Letter tiles are fun to use on a flat surface, but why not stick them in play dough too? Play dough makes a great stand to build your words on!

Play dough makes a great stand to build words on using letter tiles.

Letter Magnets

Alphabet magnets are a staple in most early childhood classrooms. We love to use ours to play word games and to play in play dough too! They are perfect to stamp down into the dough to spell your sight words.

Alphabet magnets are perfect to stamp down into the play dough to spell sight words.

Letter Stamps

We love our alphabet stamps! We use them in ink of course, but sometimes it is fun to take them out and stamp our sight words in play dough too! When we finish, we just squish it up, roll it out, and make another word.

We use alphabet stamps to stamp out sight words in the play dough.

More Play Dough Tools

Do you love learning with play dough? What’s your favorite tool? This week in the #toolsforlearning series a group of kid bloggers are bringing you some awesome ideas for making learning with play dough fun! Check out all the ideas below!

A list of super fun, must try play dough learning activities!

Letter Formation with Play Dough from Still Playing School

Learning with Playdough Letters and First Words Flash Cards from Crafty Mama in ME

Play Dough and Alphabet Beads from Mom Inspired Life

Playdough Scene Creation from Powerful Mothering

Simple ideas for making words with play dough from The Kindergarten Connection

Letter Sound Activity with Play Dough Tools from Raising Little Superheroes

Patterns and textures with Play Dough Rollers from Play & Learn Every Day

Phases of the Moon from Edventures with Kids

Roll and Build a Play Dough Spud from School Time Snippets

Scissor Skills Practice with Play Dough from Modern Preschool

Count & Smash Play Dough Math Activity from Stir the Wonder

The Ultimate DIY Play Dough Kit for Toddlers and Beyond from Lemon Lime Adventures

Play Dough Exercise for Thumb Wrap Pencil Grasp from Sugar Aunts

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