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.
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1 Cup Cornstarch
¼ Cup Liquid Dish Soap
¼ Cup Water
2 Tsp Vegetable Oil
Letter H Shapes (upper case and lower case)
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).
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.)
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!
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!”
Try Making Your Own Soap Dough!
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 show me what you’ve made! Join me on Instagram or Facebook and share your sensory bins with me! Or leave me a message in the comments below. I love hearing from you!