This post was sponsored by the PLAY-DOH brand from HASBRO as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. For more information, see my disclosure policy.
My J.C is a PLAY-DOH playing man. He can squish, squeeze, and mold that colorful PLAY-DOH compound for hours. Rolling the world’s longest snakes, building endless dinosaur families, and mixing colors into others until there’s just one weird gray rainbow clump.
I know he already gets such great sensory input from it. And fine motor skill strengthening. Oh, and language learning through imaginative play, too!
But I like to incorporate intentional learning into his PLAY-DOH play once in awhile, too.
When HASBRO sent us some goodies from their new PLAY-DOH Town collection in celebration of their 60th Birthday, I knew just the way to add some learning…
Some Fun Printable Traffic Signs!
Traffic signs are a great tool for preschoolers and Kindergarteners to learn many concepts and skills. Using their printable traffic signs with their PLAY-DOH play, kids can practice:
- following simple directions
- the difference between left and right
- basic street safety
- beginning reading skills through environmental print
First, Prep the Printable Traffic Signs.
I drew out some basic traffic signs and created some free printables to make it super easy for you to make your own little play traffic signs.
Get your Printable Traffic Signs for Play HERE:
Now, here’s how to prep them for play…
- Traffic Signs Printables
- printer and paper
- laminator and laminating sheets (optional but recommended for long-term use)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- craft sticks
Download and print your FREE Printable Traffic Signs.
After you download and print, cut each traffic sign out. Now’s the time to laminate the signs if you plan to play with them more than once.
Then, use a hot glue gun to adhere a craft stick to each traffic sign, and you’ve got cute little traffic signs ready for your child’s PLAY-DOH Towns play and learning!
Next, Set Up Your PLAY-DOH Town & Streets.
Did you know: The PLAY-DOH brand has been a childhood staple since its introduction in 1956? And the PLAY-DOH brand is celebrating its 60th Birthday this year by inspiring new adventures and creativity with new town-themed Playsets, characters, and vehicles.
- PLAY-DOH Town Firehouse Playset
- PLAY-DOH Town Ice Cream Truck Playset
- PLAY-DOH Town Pet Store Playset
- PLAY-DOH Town Police Boy Playset
- PLAY-DOH Town Ice Cream Girl Playset
HASBRO sent us the PLAY-DOH Town Firehouse Playset, Ice Cream Truck Playset, Pet Store Playset, and the Ice Cream Girl Playset. So much excitement when we opened that box. I couldn’t even get a photo without little hands grabbing!
My kids loved setting up their new PLAY-DOH town. J.C. worked on the oh-so-important Firehouse, complete with squirting PLAY-DOH water and a firedog who relieves himself of some PLAY-DOH poo, too! (Yes, my kids love that gross stuff!)
Sawyer set up our PLAY-DOH Pet Store while Priscilla made sure each figure had some amazing hair, of course!
While they set up and played with the playsets, I rolled some yellow PLAY-DOH snakes to make the “dotted line” on our PLAY-DOH Town’s streets. Then we used clumps of the PLAY-DOH compound to set up traffic signs along our streets.
Finally, Play & Learn with your PLAY-DOH Town & Printable Traffic Signs!
The kids loved pretending with the traffic signs and PLAY-DOH figures and vehicles. I sometimes added to their storytelling with questions to encourage further learning…
“Uh-oh! Susie came to a one way sign and isn’t sure what to do. Which direction is it pointing? Should she go left or right?”
“Hmm… Carl wants to park at the Pet Shop. Where should he park? How did you know that was a Parking Sign?”
And of course, there was an unfortunate fire at the PLAY-DOH Pet Shop. We called “911” to reach the fire department and went over our rules for getting out of a burning building safely, too.
The PLAY-DOH brand’s 60th birthday celebrations culminate on World PLAY-DOH Day – the perfect day to pick up a PLAY-DOH Town Playset to play and learn with your kids!
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Linda Hopper Jowers says
I signed up for your newsletter to get the downloadable street signs free download, but I think I missed clicking on the box that came up at the bottom of the screen. Can you please send me a link at my email address below:
Thank you. Lookin forward to your newsletter. This is such a cute idea.
Krissy of B-Inspired Mama says
Thanks for the encouragement, Linda! I resent the confirmation email. Check your SPAM box if you can’t find it. And let me know if that doesn’t work, and I’ll just email the printable. 🙂