PlayDough, an obvious favorite for children. It’s great for little hands to manipulate and helps build fine motor skills. A simple tactile activity and it can be used in so many different ways. They can pull it, squash it, roll, it cut it, flatten it, poke it and so on.
One extension to enhance their imagination is to introduce toy animals.
After a while you can introduce another element.
The ideas are endless.
PlayDough Tool Ideas
sticks, leaves, rocks from an outside nature walk
shells for making imprints
sand for a different texture
googly eyes for funny faces or sad faces—> then you can talk about emotions. See how this works?