Winter Playdough Ideas

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When it’s cold outside and you’re looking for ways to keep your little ones entertained, check out these winter playdough ideas.

Kids can play and learn while developing fine motor muscles in their fingers, hands, and arms.

Manipulating playdough – pinching, rolling, stretching – is a great was to strengthen motor skills in a fun way.

Kids love playing with playdough. They love rolling, stretching, and building objects with playdough. Add in some cookie cutters or letter magnets, and you’ve got a fun motor skills activity that’s sure to engage little ones for quite a while.

They can roll their toy cars through it to make roads, or “walk” their plastic animals and dinosaurs through it to make animal tracks.

With the winter playdough activities featured below, little ones will have the opportunity to get create with all sorts of seasonal activities!

Winter Playdough Ideas


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about winter. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Walking in a Winter WonderlandTen on the SledThe Biggest Snowman Ever


Walking in a Winter Wonderland – The classic and beloved winter holiday song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations.

Ten on the Sled – In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou’s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribou’s left, only and lonely. 

The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough.


This “ARCTIC WILDLIFE” quiet book introduces your baby the Polar animals, helps to develop imagination and fine motor skills!

This Arctic small world sensory bin filler includes everything your child needs to engage in beneficial sensory play. Sensory play encourages children to explore their senses and enhances creativity.

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