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Here are some fun, easy preschool recipes that I have gathered throughout the years.  They will come in very handy in your home or in a preschool classroom setting.  You can also search our blog for other great recipes.  If you have other recipes that you'd like to share email them to: recipes@lessonplansplus.com


Cooked Play dough

2 cups water

1/2 cup salt

Combine the salt and water then boil until dissolved.  Add a few drops of food coloring.

While the mixture is still very hot add the following:

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons alum or cream of tarter

2 cups flour


Peanut Butter Play dough

2 1/2 cups of peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey

2 cups powdered milk

Mix the peanut butter and honey well and then add powdered milk until the dough is soft but not sticky.  This dough is safe to eat.


Clay for baking

4 cups flour

1 ½ cups water

1 cup salt

Combine and knead all the ingredients.  Roll out and cut with cookie cutters or a knife.  Bake at 250 degrees or until hard.   These can be painted when cooled. 


Blowing Bubbles

3 cups water

2 cups Joy liquid detergent

1/2 cup Karo syrup


Soap Paint

Mix Ivory Snow detergent with warm water until desired consistency.  Children can help whip the paint with a wire whisk.

You will want to provide black or dark blue construction paper as the finger paint is white.

Food coloring may also be added for additional colors.


Silly Slime

1 cup liquid starch 

2 cups white glue

Mix together.  I often use my hands.  It’s very messy but works best for an extended time until jelled.  Food coloring may be added.



1 cup cornstarch

1 cup water. 

Food coloring may be added.

Note:  This is messy and should be played with in a sensory tub / container.