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Discovery Putty - School Tools

(X-Soft Resistance)


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The Putty With Pieces!

Play hide-and-seek with therapy putty! Discovery Putty is the playful way to strengthen hands and improve fine motor planning. Stretch, mold and pull the putty until you find all 13 hidden school tools -- and then hide the pieces all over again! School Tools play putty features a school building, globe, bus, paper, computer, pencil, crayon, lunch box, backpack, calculator, ruler and apple all hidden in red putty (extra soft resistance). Collect all four themes, each with its own color and level of resistance. Pieces may vary.

  • Strengthens fine motor skills and provides tactile exploration
  • Versatile therapy tool, fidget, and travel toy for imaginative play
  • Supports speech, color recognition, math and language activities
  • High quality professional putty, free of gluten, casein, latex, soy
  • Age 5+

Getting Started

Therapists, teachers and parents share multiple uses for Discovery Putty.  For example,  develop 1 to 1 correspondence with a number board, and count each found object. Encourage speech by describing in a sentence. Match objects to pictures of the objects. Identify first, middle or end sounds of the objects with a letter sound board.

Discovery Putty is available in four varieties:

Transportation Station play putty has 12 hidden pieces including a police car, fire truck, race car, bicycle, sailboat, motorcycle, ship, ambulance, dump truck, skateboard and airplane, in orange putty (soft resistance).

School Tools play putty has 13 hidden pieces including a school building, globe, bus, paper, computer, pencil, crayon, lunch box, backpack, calculator, ruler and apple, in red putty (extra soft resistance). 

Animal Rescue play putty has 15 hidden pieces including a bear, ladybug, monkey, frog, parrot, lamb, giraffe, fish, whale and alligator, in brown putty (firm resistance).

Grab the Goodies play putty has 15 hidden pieces including treats like fruit, chocolates, donuts, cookies, crackers and candies, in yellow putty (soft resistance).

Please note: The quantity and type of hidden pieces may vary.


Winner of the 2014 Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products Award.

For more sensory therapy see our science-friendly Putty Elements and color-changing Emotions Putty.


Item # SP6088
  • "Discovery Putty is....THE BEST!  Kids at my gym LOVE it and don't even understand that they are working on SO many occupational therapy goals when playing with it." Meghan Corridan, OTR/L

  • Contains 4 oz. putty

    Made from silicone

    Safety-tested CPSIA Compliant 

    Adult supervision required

    Not for mouthing or chewing

    Removes easily from clothing with use of alcohol

  • Great OT
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    I didn't realize how much OT is actually happening when you use this putty. It really takes some work and fine motor skills to pull the hidden pieces out. My son struggles with fine motor and I feel like this is going to be a great activity to strengthen. Look forward to getting more sets. Possibly for my classroom too.
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    Very good product and the children love them
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    Discovery Putty - School Tools
    The putty was seeping out of the container. Fun and Function response: We are sorry to hear that your putty was leaking. Please contact to us so that we can help you out.
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    My kids love this!
    My kids love playing with the discovery putty. they can spend hours pulling out all the pieces, lining them up nicely and then hiding them all in there again. Rayzel, Mom
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    The BEST!
    Discovery Putty is the best....THE BEST! Kids at my gym LOVE it and don't even understand that they are working on SO many occupational therapy goals when playing with it. I've spent my career hiding things in theraputty to work on increasing grasp strength. Kids got bored pretty quickly with the coins I would stick in the putty. When I found Discovery Putty things changed. Kids love looking through the putty to find the different treats or animals hidden inside. In addition to working on increasing grasp strength and fine motor skills, Discovery Putty works on improving bilateral coordination skills, focus and attention and language skills (identifying what they have discovered in the putty).
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    Meghan Corridan, OTR/L
  • Answered Questions
    Where is this putty made? What are the ingredients?
    How do you get this off clothes?
    Is it gluten free?
    Seems to me the treasures looking like edible treats would lead to kids putting them in their mouths???
    What are the different resistances helpful in? How do I decide which type of resistance to choose?

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