When the holiday season gets busy you need easy and fun activities to do with the kids! This no cook Thanksgiving play doh for sensory play is perfect for an indoor afternoon, a pie baking session, or even Thanksgiving morning to keep all the kids happy! Our homemade Thanksgiving playdough recipe uses simple ingredients that you are sure to have on hand this holiday season!
Thanksgiving Play For Preschoolers
Thanksgiving Play Ideas
Easy no cook dough for Thanksgiving sensory play! I love no cook play dough for how simple it is to make. Our apple sauce playdough was a real hit! This recipe below is one of my favorites and part of our 12 Awesome Sensory Play Recipes.
Every now and then I love to throw together a brand new play dough recipe for a morning’s sensory play session. We don’t often play with play dough from the store these days.
He loves when I start pulling out fun ingredients from the cupboard and I tell him we are going to invent a new dough to play with today! I think he loves the novelty of creating something brand new!
This is such a pliable, soft and easy Thanksgiving no cook play dough recipe to use for Thanksgiving play. It smells and feels wonderful. The corn and oats add great texture to our Thanksgiving harvest play!
We talked quite a bit about harvest and what foods might be harvested this time of year! Already this season we have watched harvest and farm videos, read books about harvest, explored Fall’s harvest colors and made harvest sensory bins! We love simple and hands-on farm activities for preschoolers!
This would be a perfect no cook play dough recipe to throw together for Thanksgiving play or to keep the kids busy while you are cooking and baking! It really is that simple.
Play Doh Thanksgiving Recipe
So quick and EASY!
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1/3 Cup of oats
- 1/2 Cup of pumpkin mixed with a couple tablespoons of water
- 1/4 Cup of oil
- 1/2 Cup of salt
- Cinnamon or other spices (optional)
- Corn kernels
- Props for play such as Indian Corn, rolling pins, cookie cutters, etc..
STEP 1. In your bowl add flour, oats, salt, spices and oil.
STEP 2. Warm the pumpkin and water in microwave for 30 seconds. Add to bowl. Mix!
I like to mix with my hands as it does a quicker job of combining it all!
STEP 3. Set out as an invitation to play and explore with your Thanksgiving theme props!
Play Doh Thanksgiving Play
Explore textures with Indian Corn on the Thanksgiving dough as shown in the photos below. Push the corn husks into the dough or decorate with it. Why not, add some oats too!
While we were playing, I grabbed a favorite Thanksgiving book, Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson. We made a party for the animals and talked about the food and friends we are thankful for as well!
More Fun Thanksgiving Play Ideas
- Have fun with this Thanksgiving slime recipe.
- Explore the magic or science with dancing corn experiment.
- Search and find with printable Thanksgiving I Spy.
- Make this simple Happy Thanksgiving Banner.
- Try an easy paper cup Pilgrim Hat craft.
- Relax with a printable Thanksgiving zentangle activity.
Simple Thanksgiving No Cook Play Dough
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