Tag Archives: Fine Motor Skill

27th September 2014

Jazzing up Playdoh Play

I’ve tried countless times to get Stanley interested in Playdoh – but alas, it usually holds his attention for a nanosecond before he is distracted, leaving me to clear up a table that looks like a  multicoloured bomb has gone off.

So I decided to jazz it up with a few accessories. I found a game online that helps to boost fine motor skills and thought that Stanley would enjoy it – so we started with this. You take a lump of Playdoh, stab a few uncooked strands of spaghetti into it, and get the child to thread cheerios onto each strand. It was harder than it looked for Stanley and he concentrated for a long time trying to string each cheerio onto the spaghetti.

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After a while, the strands of spaghetti started to snap and he stabbed them back into the Playdoh one by one, so we had what resembled a hedgehog.

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This kept him occupied for far longer than I expected – so the next day, I gave him some dry pasta and he carried on creating hedgehogs.

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After this success, I was hunting for other ways to jazz up Playdoh play, so I took to the internet  to research other ideas. The below are my favourite, which will be be trying soon…

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If you try any of these ideas, I’d love to hear! Happy playing!