I recently shared my Playdoh Cart on Instagram @mrshenryinfirst and I received a TON of questions about what was inside! So today, I'm finally sharing what's in my Playdoh cart! We love using Playdoh and I needed a way to organize all the things, so I used my favorite Ikea rolling cart and got busy. Here's what's included:
First of all, if you wondering about HOW you will squeeze Playdough into your classroom routine, I promise it's not hard! And there are so many benefits to using Play Dough. It strengthens motor skills, it relieves stress, it inspires creativity and ignites imagination! And it's the perfect manipulative to use for literacy and math!
What's easier than incorporating Playdoh into your literacy centers?! Teach your students the expectations for using and storing it and they'll LOVE the opportunity to use it each week!
So without further ado, let's take a closer peek inside my Playdoh Cart!
In the first tier, I have fresh Playdoh and my Build It Binder -> the Playdoh Version. I like to stock up on Bulk Playdoh and switch out when needed. Amazon has a great exclusive price on Bulk Playdoh HERE. If the Playdoh is stored correctly, it lasts quite a while!
--> Wondering what a Build It Binder is? I'll tell you a bit about my Playdoh version below. Check out my previous post to learn all about my Brick Build It Binder HERE!
Essentially, the Build It Binder is a portable way to store Playdoh (or LEGO) literacy activities and materials so that they can be used anywhere in the classroom or home.
In my Playdoh Build It Binder, I have included the following early literacy activities:
I've also included Playdough BUILD IT BINDER Accessories:
These Build It Task Cards are fun and editable, so you can easily add your own tasks too!
On the second tier of the Playdoh cart, I have two bins. The first holds my FAVORITE letter stamps. They came as part of the Playdoh Shape & Learn kits that I often purchase because I LOVE THEM! I like to use these letter stamps for small group at the guided reading table! You can find similar letter stamps on Amazon HERE. The second bin holds various tools that have come in the Playdoh kits I've purchased over time. I store them in plastic shoe bins so they can easily be removed and used at tables, etc.
On the third tier, I have more Playdoh tools and another one of my favorite kits I've purchased from Playdoh. This kit is from the Playdoh Academy line of products and I purchased it from Target. You can find different ones from this line on Amazon HERE.
In this particular kit, the cards include different shapes and then combine those shapes to compose a new shape! Hello math geometry standards :) I placed the cards and shapes in the plastic bin together and tossed the cardboard box it came in.
I love how this cart stores everything with ease while also allowing for portability. And I love that all my Playdoh items have a home. When things are visible, they are sure to get used and not easily forgotten about.
Do you like using Playdoh in your homeschool or classroom? Tell me how you use it in the comments below! And if you create a Playdoh cart of your own, be sure and tag me @mrshenryinfirst
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