We’ve made our own play dough for similar number and letter activities before, but you should have seem Finn’s face when this number-mad 3 year old opened this play doh kit. He worked through it independently while I fed Cian, so it’s already a winner in my book. He’s also wearing his hat pretending to be the Greatest Showman.


  • Play Doh Numbers and Counting Set


Finn worked through this independently, needing no encouragement where numbers are involved! However, this set includes a ‘Together Time Guide’, so you can play an active role with guided activities to help you customise each experience for your child.

With activities using the stampers and the double-sided playmats and number cards, you can help reinforce number identification, comparing and contrasting, and counting skills.

Finn loves tactile play. He’s happy and the benefits are sensory-motor development, including fine motor skills. His favourite part was rolling Play Doh sausages to make the ‘number names’.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively.


ELG 11 – Numbers:

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.