Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Winter Playdough Activities

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Winter is a great time for playdough activities with either regular playdough or snow dough. You can easily set up a Montessori-inspired playdough activity on a tray or as a separate playdough table. For ideas on creating Montessori-inspired playdough activities in general, see my original playdough roundup: Montessori-Inspired Playdough Activities 101.

Montessori-Inspired Winter Playdough Activities

Following are some fun ideas for Montessori-inspired playdough/cloud dough activities using a non-holiday winter theme. The activities that might not be strictly “Montessori” would still work very well with a Montessori-inspired playdough activity tray or table.

Montessori-Inspired Winter Playdough Activities

Glittered Peppermint Winter Play Dough (Photo from Little Wonders' Days)

Glittered Peppermint Winter Play Dough (Photo from Little Wonders’ Days)

Glittered Peppermint Winter Play Dough from Little Wonders’ Days

Snow Playdough Recipe (Photo from NurtureStore)

Snow Playdough Recipe (Photo from NurtureStore)

Snow Playdough Recipe (can include a nature hunt, too) from NurtureStore

Make a Playdough North Pole by Cathy James at Baby Centre

Making Animal Tracks Playdough Activity from The Work Plan

Winter Playdough Painting from Healthy Mama

“Make a Snowman” Playdough from Children’s Garden Montessori Preschool

Snow Play Dough Mats from Moms Have Questions Too

Scented Snowman Playdough from Sugar Aunts

Snow Playdough Tray (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Snow Playdough Tray (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Snow Playdough from Counting Coconuts

Homemade Snow Dough (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Homemade Snow Dough (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Snow Dough Recipe for Winter Sensory Play (Photo) and Recipe  for White Playdough from The Imagination Tree

Winter Fun with Snow Dough from Gift of Curiosity

Woodsy Playland with Pine-Scented Play Dough (Photo from Small Potatoes)

Woodsy Playland with Pine-Scented Play Dough (Photo from Small Potatoes)

Woodsy Playland…With Pine-Scented Playdough from Small Potatoes

Footprints in the Snow (Photo from No Time for Flash Cards)

Footprints in the Snow (Photo from No Time for Flash Cards)

Footprints in the Snow from No Time for Flash Cards

More Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities

For more Montessori-inspired winter activities, check out these posts:

Montessori-Inspired Snowman Color Activities, Montessori-Inspired Snowman Letter Activities, Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities, Montessori-Inspired Winter Math Activities, 25+ Snow-Themed Sensory Tubs, Free Mitten Printables and Montessori-Inspired Mitten Activities, Free Winter Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time, Kids’ Winter Activities Pinterest Board.

For Valentine’s Day activities, you’ll find lots of Montessori-inspired activities here:

Turning Valentine Crafts into Montessori-Oriented Activities, Montessori-Inspired Valentine’s Day Activities, Kindness Challenge #2 – Montessori-Inspired Kindness, Montessori-Inspired Valentine’s Day Activities (2012), Montessori-Inspired Valentine Math Trays and Valentine Ideas Blog Hop, Montessori-Inspired Hundred Acts of Kindness Project, Homeschool Valentine’s Day, Montessori-Inspired Transferring Activities for February, Water Pouring and Water-Bead Pouring

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.

Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky at 6:00 a.m. EST each Monday and keep the linky open throughout the week.

Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. Let’s use Montessori Monday to gain inspiration/ideas and to encourage each other! If you would leave an encouraging comment on the post linked up ahead of you (along with any other posts you’re drawn to), that would be awesome! Thanks for participating!


I already published a Carnival of Natural Parenting Post this morning: How to Find Balance after the Holidays. I’ll have two posts tomorrow, too, including my PreK + K Sharing post with links to lots of free printables and ideas for using them to create Montessori-inspired activities. And you’ll find a second post here tomorrow with the 2:1 Conference Speakers’ Tour post for Christian homeschoolers published later in the morning. In my 2:1 Speakers’ Tour post, you’ll learn more about my family and me, information on what I’ll be speaking about at the 2:1 Conference in April, and links to learn about the other speakers, too. There’ll also be a fun Homeschool Blogger Social Media Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday at 8pm EST on Facebook at The 2:1 Conference page!

You’ll find a Pinterest Pinning Party in our Living Montessori Now Community (featured on the welcome page). That’s for any kid-related posts whether they’re Montessori-inspired or not. Please feel free to add posts there as well! (If you join our Living Montessori Now Community, your blog feed (post excerpts) will show up on the Living Montessori Now Community Welcome Page if you add your blog link when you sign up. It’s an easy way to get extra attention for your blog posts.)

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