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Red, White and Blue Play Dough Sensory Activity

This Red, White and Blue Play Dough Sensory Tray Activity is perfect for 4th of July! Explore textures, counting, color matching and shape matching!

white play dough star with red, white and blue star buttons placed on it.

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white play dough with blue buttons and beads placed on it.

Invite your child to explore with this Red, White and Blue Play Dough Sensory Tray!

This sensory tray activity is so fun! Great way to celebrate and learn about Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day.

This sensory activity is perfect for older toddlers, preschoolers and school aged kids. 

You can use pretty much any red, white and blue items for this tray. Switch up the play dough colors, make patterns with the buttons and beads, use the cookie cutters to make stars and so much more.

It's great for motor skill building with the younger kiddos. They can squeeze the play dough, pick up beads and buttons for sorting.

Let your kiddos use their imagination for hours of fun sensory play.

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What supplies do you need?

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Red, White and Blue themed food to pair with this activity:

white play dough with a star shape cut out of it.

More play dough activities you may like:

Patriotic themed books to pair with this activity:

white play dough with star shapes placed on it.

I hope you enjoy this sensory activity as much as our family did!

white play dough with star buttons placed on it.

Red, White and Blue Play Dough Sensory Activity

Author: Sweet Hazel Honey


  • sectional tray
  • playdoh
  • wooden red, white, and blue stars
  • red, white, and blue pony beads
  • red, white, and blue star buttons
  • red, white, and blue buttons
  • star cookie cutters
  • plastic mat


  1. Add the items to the sections around the tray. Place the Playdoh in the middle of the tray.
  2. Add a plastic mat to protect the surface.
  3. Invite the child to explore and engage with the contents of the sensory tray. Match colors, match stars, make patterns and more!
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white play dough star with star buttons on it with activity title text overlay.

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