By Heather McKinney

Making play dough at home is a great idea for learning and for fun! Play dough is also a great tool for children with sensory sensitivities. By allowing your child to make the homemade play dough with you, they have the opportunity to learn about measurement, liquids and solids, and the changing state of materials when you combine them. Playing with play dough develops fine motor, creativity, language, and social/emotional skills. For little ones with sensory sensitivities, play dough can engage the senses, develop hand and joint strength, and provide a sense of calm as they interact with the play dough. Below is a seasonal play dough recipe for your family to try at home.


  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1 ½ Cup Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Salt
  • 2 TSP Cream Tartar
  • Dash of Cinnamon (Optional)


Combine ingredients and mix together



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Heather McKinney

Heather McKinney

Heather is a Gryffindor and a dog mom. She is a media nerd and news geek.

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