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Prints in Playdough

20 min1 participant

Develop hand and finger strength, recognize spatial relationships through self-expression in an art activity.

Let's play!

  1. Roll and flatten the ball of playdough into a disk about two inches thick.

  2. Pick and place enough bricks to make a row all the way across the disk. 

  3. Press them into the playdough to create a sky above and an ocean below.

  4. Pick another brick, feel the stud on it and use it to make a few birds in the sky and several fish in the ocean.

  5. Gently explore the playdough to discover the prints of the animals in your picture!

  6. Add more details!

How to prepare

  • 10 letter brick “A”

  • Playdough

  • 1 bowl

Place the 10 letter bricks “A” in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask “Why do you think there are more fish than birds?”.

  • Ask “Tell me about your picture?”.

  • Ask “What other kinds of pictures/animals can you make?”.

Possible variations

  • Prepare the disk in advance with or without the separation line.

  • Make the separation line with only LEGO prints.

  • Change the letter.

Download & print

  • Download in .docx

Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Recognize spatial relationships

creative skills

  • Express self through craft, artwork: Explore various crafting activities

physical skills

  • Develop hand and finger strength

emotional skills

  • Implement an artistic project

social skills

  • Distinguish between personal and collective interests

Did you know?

  • The advantage of using playdough to introduce LEGO Braille bricks can simplify the challenge of manipulating and locking bricks together. 

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