Fun with Play Dough!

Gloria Dei Preschool Play Dough Recipe:

1 cup salt
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cream of tartar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups water
food coloring


Whisk together the dry ingredients in a saucepan. Add the “wet” ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture forms into a ball (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from pan on to floured surface. Cool slightly. Then knead it until smooth.

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Play Dough Prayers

One of our most popular Sunday school prayer stations is one which involves play dough. Children shape something that they want to say thank you to God for, say ‘thank you’ aloud or in their heads and then either leave it on the table for others to see or they put the play dough back for the next person. It’s very interesting when a group of children choose to do this together as they have some great conversations about what they’re making! We’ve used this in the context of saying thanks for some part of God’s natural creation, or just as thanks for anything that springs to mind!


It’s Pictionary – but with playdough instead of pencils!
First, generate a word list and write each word on a scrap of paper. Here are some great categories for inspiration: