Sand Dough Recipe!

Sensory Activity Objective:

What a great way to let the children mix, kneed and explore this special sand dough and at the same time develop their language and fine motor skills in a very creative way!
Engage in a conversation that supports this activity i.e.
What textures do you feel? Is it soft, hard…? 
What happens to the flour when we add water?
Where can we find sand in Dubai?
What can you do with wet sand, and dry sand?

Activity Words: Soft, hard, gritting, rough, squeeze, roll, pull, cut, mold, create…

Items required:

  • Clean play sand – 4 cups

  • Flour – 3 cups

  • Water – 1 cup

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Equipment required:

  • Glass mixing bowl

  • Wooden spoon

  • Rolling pin


  1. Combine the flour, salt, water and oil in a mixing bowl.

  2. Knead with your hands until the mixture forms a ball.

  3. If the mixture is too dry, gradually add water until it reaches a nice dough consistency and if the mixture is too watery, gradually add more flour.

  4. Let the child’s “creation” dry on a tray.