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Preschool Sensory Activities: Strawberry Overload Playdough!!!

Sensory Activities For Preschoolers

This week I experimented with strawberries and playdough for our sensory activities for preschoolers. I will admit, I have NEVER  had a successful playdough recipe…even when I TRY to follow the directions on other blogs. Today is a first of hopefully many.

strawberry playdough: sensory activities for preschoolers

This week was a bit crazy in our house. Firstly, hubby and I went on our FIRST kid free vacation. I will admit that I was in tears when my kids left with their grandparents. I was evidently depressed at church that night as well. Picture a 5’2″ (almost) woman leaning against the wall curled up in a ball. Yup that was me.  Although it took some time to cope, I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. (Does that make me a bad mommy?)

J started her Sand List for week 1 and she loved it! Here are a few pictures of some of the things we did this week.




How to make it:

1) Mix all the dry ingredients together.
2) Then add 1/2 cup of boiled water along with the oil and the strawberry puree.
3) Stir and roll.
4) Play.

J LOVED these sensory activities for preschoolers. She helped pour the ingredients in the bowl, and even helped mixed the ingredients as well. Once the playdough was all ready… purposeful play began.

We did Math. We made balls and counted and we spoke about sizes.


We worked on fine motor skills (cutting the playdough, rolling the playdough, making shapes with the playdough) and just had fun.



According to J, “This is awesome, Mom”. It was definitely an awesome week. How did your week go?




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Friday 22nd of August 2014

This is excellent! I love how you did so much with it!

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Monday 4th of August 2014

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Thursday 31st of July 2014

I love the idea of using real strawberries in play dough! Thanks for sharing at the Love to Learn Linky (we pinned this too)!

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Sunday 20th of July 2014

Being able to enjoy yourself without the children - makes you a good wife - and an excellent mother. You are the person your children will emulate, so it's good to be independent and strong, as well as nurturing and loving :) I can just about smell the strawberries from here - wonderful fun!


Sunday 20th of July 2014

Thanks, I needed to read that. I do have to keep reminding myself that it is ok to not be around my kids 24/7. And the strawberries smell AWESOME!