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Explore the world of worms with this quick and easy worm sensory play idea.  Get started with only a few simple supplies and create hours of hands-on sensory fun for the little ones!

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 W sensory play, we’ll be making Worms!  In this post I’ll show you exactly 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.

Playdoh Worms sensory play

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Play-doh is my absolute favorite sensory material.  There’s something so satisfying about squishing and molding it between your fingers!  And the kiddos love it too, bonus!

You won’t believe how easy this sensory play activity is to create.  Simply have your child choose their favorite color of play-doh.  Let them get their hands dirty by squishing and rolling the play-doh into long worm shapes.

Add some letter W’s to help reinforce that W is for Worms.

If you’d like, you can add some other objects like rocks or garden toys for the kids to play with.  Let their imaginations run wild.  And that’s it!  Have fun with it!

Make It A Game

Try hiding all the letter W’s in the play-doh and have the kids try to 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 W make?”

“W is for what?…. Worms!”

Try Your Own Worm Sensory Play

Make learning fun with play-doh worm sensory play.  Try making it with your kids today!

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!


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