Play clay is one of the word’s best kept secrets. Not only is it fun but it has great therapeutic value. Play clay is a fantastic tool to improve: finger strength, manipulation, bilateral integration (using two hands together) and hand-eye coordination, as well as strengthening little hands and fingers.
Doing forget about the sensory kids though! Play clay is a fantastic activity idea to stimulate the sense of touch and smell. It’s a particularly great activity for sensory seeking kids (kids who are looking for more sensory stimulation than the norm), especially when you add little bits and pieces to the mixture to change the texture or smell (e.g. sand, glitter, oats, essential oils, cocoa powder, poppy seeds).