Since play dough is a part of our daily lives, I thought it would be great to get a list of good fall play dough activities and recipes all in one place.We often use play dough in our learning time, but it’s always great for play time!

Play dough is fantastic for building fine-motor skills, a great way to experience different textures, colors and especially different smells.

fall themed play dough recipes

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Materials for the Fall Play Dough Recipes

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Now, Spring will always hold it’s place as my favorite season, but Fall comes in at a VERY close 2nd place. I love the freshness of Spring and the green beauty that unfolds after the dreariness of winter. But Fall is a season of texture, vibrant colors, and amazing smells. Kind of like play dough!

I’ve searched the internet for the best of the best of fall play dough activities and recipes and I’ve got them all here to share with you!

Fall Play Dough Recipes

Fall Scented Play Dough with the best of apples and pumpkins mixed together from Learn, Play, Imagine!

The vibrantly colored Fall Play Dough from Nurture Store.

Apple Play Dough with real apples from Blog Me Mom.

Amazing Pumpkin Play Dough from Mama Papa Bubba which we have been using with our play dough mats.

Applesauce Sensory Dough from Still Playing School.

Free Fall Play Dough Learning Activities

Fall themed number mats for numbers 1-10

I also have these fall themed number mats for 11-20 that can be used with play dough. Last time around we used candy, but they are the same format at the 1-10 number mats.

Pre-writing line paths from The Preschool Toolbox Blog.

Explore the five senses with these ideas from One Time Through.

Play Dough Math Games from Nurture Store.

Fall Play Dough Fun Stuff

Free Apple Orchard Play Dough Scenery printable

small girl playing with apple orchard pretend play activity in play dough

Fall themed play dough mats from the The Preschool Toolbox Blog.

Fall play dough tree invitation to play from I Heart Crafty Things with translucent leaves.

More fall themed play dough mats with spiders, turkeys and more from Tot Schooling.

Fine motor fall play dough tree from Stir the Wonder.

Fall play dough invitation to play with acorns, leaves and more from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Textured play dough play from One Time Through.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. You are never to old to play with playdough! Love this! I am featuring tis tomorrow in the special edition fall features for Making Memories Mondays!! Hope you will stop over! 🙂

  2. That pumpkin on top almost looks too cute to play with and I bet that green apple playdough smells good! Thanks for sharing at #made4kids!

  3. Thanks so much for including my Pumpkin Spice Play Dough! I didn’t get a pingback for it so I had NO IDEA. THANKS!

      1. Oh it’s the automated system’s fault — I’m just sorry I didn’t say thank you earlier 🙂

  4. I love all these wonderful and fun ideas, and I am sure the little ones are going to have fun playing with these play doh’s 🙂 thanks for gathering and sharing these with us 🙂 @tisonlyme143

  5. Thanks so much for including our 5 Senses Fall Playdough post in this terrific roundup! Best, Sue

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