This year Mother Goose Time started Investigation Stations. Many of them use playdough for a sensory experience. I love how these investigation stations challenge the kids to look at the world in new ways. They all challenge the senses making them perfect for the child in need of sensory stimulation to get through the day. This simple Sensory Station made with Playdough and Rubber Stamps Mother Goose Time is sending this year was great for the kids.
Build a Playdough and Rubber Stamps Sensory Station
You will need a flat surface. We opted for Our Dry-erase Board right on the bed so we could all hang out snuggly and warm It is getting cold so early this year hanging out in one room on chilly days means we don’t need the heat quite yet just some snuggly blankets and something fun to do.
Rubber stamps. We have the really cute family set from the September Mother Goose Time box and the first two of the Monthly Shape stamps.
Playdough. We used Homemade Peppermint Playdough for a sensory boost.
The kids really love playing with scented playdough. The stamps were a fun switch over from the usual cookie cutters. They learned how the amount of pressure used changes the image. The harder you push down the more of the stamp will imprint including the edges. I challenged them to roll out the playdough and create pictures with the stamps.
Like using the stamps on paper this is a great motor activity as well. We also discovered that playdough does a great job of removing old dry ink from the stamps. A pretty cool advantage for play time for the busy mom. A downside, we found is that the playdough gets stuck in small crevices of the stamps.