Playdough tower

Playdough tower

Playdough is a great way to improve your child's fine motor skills and build self-confidence.  This playdough tower activity is not only a game you can play together, but it teaches children about 3D shapes, colours and building structures.

What you need:

  • A large lump of playdough

Number of players:


Make blocks out of your playdough then see who can build the highest tower. 

To make the game more interesting/challenging you can make blocks of different colours and then use the different colours to create alternate patterns, for example, one blue, two red, one blue, two red. This will teach your child about patterning and colours. 

For older children who like a challenge, you could also create colour coded sizing, such as small red, big blue. Then when you make towers this will teach your child about building steady structures.


  • For a more interesting game, use several lumps of different colours. Two is fine, but the more the better!

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