Fall Nature Play Dough Press

This Fall play dough press activity is a fun way to explore Fall nature, including the tactile textures and the senses!

Fall Play Dough Press

There are many benefits to playing with play dough, and this Fall occupational therapy activity hits the mark!

This is a great addition to our list of Fall tactile sensory activities. If touching different textures is a challenge for your learner, be sure to check out our resources on:

We used our favorite  play dough recipes, some Fall nature items (listed below), and got to work on our train table.

We pulled out our fall bin from the attic and had some fun with Indian corn, fake mums, and autumn leaves.
We had fun one day playing with play dough and pressing different fall items into play dough to see what the impressions looked like!


Fall Play Dough Press

Fall Nature Items

There are many Fall nature items you can use in this play dough activity. Take a fun family sensory nature walk and you will find many of these items in the neighborhood.

  1. Acorns
  2. Pine cones
  3. Fallen leaves
  4. Chestnuts
  5. Apple seeds
  6. Pumpkins
  7. Gourds
  8. Pieces of hay
  9. Cornstalks
  10. Sunflowers- seeds, petals, and the center
  11. Chrysanthemums
  12. Cranberries
  13. Black walnuts
  14. Cattails- Press to see the textures
  15. Bark- press into the play dough
  16. Dried corn cobs- roll into the play dough

Fall Nature Play Dough Press

We rolled corn in play dough, pressed fake flowers into the dough, and even pumpkins and stalks of wheat.
It was fun to press the items in the dough and then ask each other what they thought made the impression.
Big Sister tried her hand at floral arrangement, too by sticking things into dough in a clay pot 🙂
Have you decorated yet for fall?
Our bin from the attic is still waiting, mostly full until we find homes for everything 🙂

3 thoughts on “Fall Nature Play Dough Press”

  1. Great idea! We really enjoy play dough at our house. I think we will have to go on a "fall" walk tomorrow and look for items to use for play dough.

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