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HOMEMADE SOAP DOUGH RECIPE FOR SENSORY PLAY

Make sensory play fun with this homemade Soap Dough recipe!  Using liquid dish soap, this soft and squishy play dough is so easy to make even the kids can help!  Great for open-ended play, let them scoop, shape, and squish with their very own homemade soap dough!

As part of my ongoing series, ABC Sensory, we’ve been exploring a different sensory activity for each letter of the alphabet.  And for today’s letter H sensory activity, we’ll be making Hearts with our homemade soap dough!  Find out below just how easy it is to make.  Plus, I created a FREE checklist to help you along the way.  Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Idea Checklist: How To Create ABC Sensory Bins.

This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

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This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

Directions

In a bowl, add the cornstarch, liquid soap, water, vegetable oil, and a few drops of food coloring (we used red to go with our heart theme).

Mix it all together (you’ll need to use your hands).

This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

The consistency of your soap dough should be soft and smooth, but not wet and sticky, or dry and clumpy.  If it seems too wet, slowly add more cornstarch.  If it’s too dry, try adding more oil.

When your soap dough is finished, let the kids go to town with the heart cookie cutter and letter H shapes.  (I like to use letter shapes with my sensory activities to reinforce the letter we’re learning about.  The more they see the letter H, the more they’ll come to recognize it.)

This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

Make It A Game

Try hiding all the letter H shapes in the soap dough.  Then let your kids dig through to try and find them all!

This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

Sneak In Some Learning

As your child is playing, try asking questions like:

“What letter are we learning about today?”

“What sound does the letter H make?”

“H is for what?… Hearts!”

This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

Try Making Your Own Soap Dough!

This homemade Soap Dough is SO FUN. And it’s so easy to make! What a great idea for Sensory Play!

This homemade soap dough is great for sensory play!  And it’s so easy to make!  Give the kids a fun way to learn about the letter H while they scoop, squish, and cut out heart shapes with their very own homemade soap dough!

Be sure to check out the rest of my alphabet sensory bins.  And let me know in the comments below what other fun letter H sensory activities you’ve tried!

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