Playdough – Baby

playdough babyAlthough babies are too young for playdough they can enjoy other sensory experiences. Babies can enjoy exploring many safe kitchen implements and touching ingredients such as flour and water if you are preparing playdough for older siblings.

Did you know?

Finger feeding and exploring food can be messy fun.

Add Language

Provide words to go with what it is and how it feels, e.g. warm, cold, soft, sticky.

Other development

Finger feeding and exploring food can be messy fun. If you can relax and let your child explore the texture of their food this helps the acceptance of a wide range of foods and food textures.

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. See how playdough can be fun for toddlerschildren and playgroups.


Activities listed under “baby” are suitable for children under 12 months. This age is largely about babies exploring their own bodies and the world around them from the safety of a close relationship with their caregiver.