I recently found this blog post on different playdough recipes. We have a lot of fun in the preschool playing and creating with playdough. If you are not familiar with how to make playdough check out all of the fun different types of recipes. If you make your own playdough it tends to last a lot longer than the type you purchase just make sure you store it in a airtight container.
I recently found this amazing website that offers a LARGE variety of play dough recipes. Playdough is an amazing material. Children love exploring its texture by poking, squeezing, patting, pushing, rolling, cutting, and so on. Children can develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by playing with this interesting substance. In addition, think about all the wonderful vocabulary they can learn with proper scaffolding. They can some of the many complexities of language including prepositions like "on top", "beside", "behind", "under", or even labels for their creations like "dog", "table" or develop their understanding of familiar concepts, "What sound does a dog make?", "How many legs do we need on your chair to make it sturdy?"
Check out some playdough recipes here!