Looking for a lovely sensory play idea for Christmas? How about an orange and spice play dough recipe? Yes, please!
This sensory play ideas combines the scent of Christmas with some hands-on fun. I made the dough using my favourite easy play dough recipe, with some added orange oil, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and a few crushed up cloves for a festive smell. I used a squirt of orange paint, with just a little brown paint too, to add some colour.
The play dough as a great texture to squish and squash and make with. Playing with dough is such a great work out for little hands, and the more you play, the more the Christmas smell wafts around. (You can see last year’s Christmas play dough recipe here)
You might like to add in some loose parts, so you can decorate or make patterns in your play dough.
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.