Playdough is such a fun activity for kids, I haven’t met many kids that don’t like playdough! Fortunately it has fantastic benefits, one being it helps as an outlet to teach new things to kids. This is the reason we chose to create these Alphabet Playdough Mats. Our last set of play dough mats were well loved and this time I wanted to incorporate some handwriting practice.They will give young children a great opportunity to work on learning the letters of the alphabet while working on their fine motor skills from playing with playdough. We do a lot of alphabet activities for kids and my children enjoy it.
ALPHABET PLAYDOUGH MATS
These alphabet playdough mats are great for kids who enjoy playing with playdough. They can practice making the letters of the alphabet out of playdough while saying the letter / sound. They could also create a statue out of playdough of an object that begins with the same letter they are working on. Last week, we released shape playdough mats and my daughter loved them!
BENEFITS OF PLAYDOUGH & ABC MATS
Playdough is a great canvas for teaching or practicing a skill like literacy or math.
Playdough is also beneficial for:
- Strengthening Fine Motor Skills
- Increasing Creativity
- Excellent For Prewriting Skills
- Developing Hand Eye Coordination
It also has a calming effect for children, which as we all know can be very helpful.
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Here are some items that pair well with these activities. You will use each of these items over and over during all my printable preschool activity packs.
- Card stock(to print everything out on.)
This Alphabet Playdough Mats printable pack contains 28 pages of printable mats.
In this printable pack, children will be introduced to all the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. I recommend printing this printable pack out on white cardstock and then laminating before use.
In this printable pack, there are two different sets of playdough mats; coloured and black and white mats.
Kids can create the letters of the alphabet by flattening out the playdough into the correct letter shape or they can make a long snake of playdough and manipulate it to create the letter of the alphabet. Or they could create it both ways!
Another use for these mats is, if you have laminated them, is to wipe them clean after playdough use and then, with a dry erase marker, kids can practice drawing the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet with the same mats.