Cloud Dough

If you’re looking for a fun sensory activity for your preschooler, Cloud Dough is an excellent option that they’ll love! It’s a soft and fluffy material that feels like flour when you run your fingers through it, but what makes it special is that it’s also moldable. Your child can shape it, squish it, and mold it into different shapes, providing them with an exciting tactile experience that engages their senses. My own kids spent a good half hour playing with Cloud Dough, exploring its texture and enjoying the process of creating something new. I highly recommend giving this sensory activity a try – your child will have a blast!


You can play with it like damp sand at the beach!


  • 8 cups of Flour
  • 1 cup of baby oil


Mix the flour and baby oil together with your hands in a large container until the dough holds together when squeezed.  It could take 3-5 minutes of mixing.

Making a mountain for our Teranadon.

Look mom a snowball!

My daughter wanted to bake a cake.

Building a sand castle.

What is Sensory Play?

Sensory play is an important type of play that focuses on engaging a child’s senses – touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. This type of play involves using a wide range of materials, textures, colors, and scents to stimulate a child’s senses and promote their overall development.

Preschoolers, in particular, benefit greatly from sensory play as it helps them explore and understand the world around them. By engaging their senses, they develop important skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Sensory play also supports the development of fine and gross motor skills, language and communication skills, and social skills such as sharing and cooperation.

The benefits of sensory play for preschool kids are numerous. It promotes cognitive development by encouraging children to explore and discover, helping them to build an understanding of cause and effect. Sensory play also enhances emotional development, providing children with an outlet for self-expression and helping them to regulate their emotions. Additionally, sensory play can help develop language and communication skills as children interact with others and describe what they are experiencing.

Overall, sensory play is an incredibly valuable activity for preschool kids, providing them with a fun and engaging way to learn and develop new skills.

Discover products that work well for sensitive children in the latest blog post from Simply Rooted Family. They share their top picks for clothing, and sensory toys that can help your child feel more comfortable and confident.

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