Have you seen our Number Playdough Mats? They were such a hit we had to make some for shapes too! Kids love playing with playdough, so why not incorporate a little learning into their play? These Shape Playdough Mats will help children learn about twelve different 2D shapes. You can find more fun play dough recipes and playdoh activities at the bottom of the post. I am always adding to the best colors and shapes activities for preschoolers page too!
Shapes Play Dough Mats
These playdough mats are excellent for any children and particularly fantastic for children who are just learning shapes.
The shape play dough mats will help children learn about twelve different shapes:
Suggested Supplies For These Shape Playdough Mats:
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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
This Shape Playdough Mats printable pack contains 13 pages of printable mats.
In this printable pack, children will be introduced to twelve different 2D shapes. I recommend printing this printable pack out on white cardstock and then laminating before use.
In this printable pack, there are four different sets of shape playdough mats. There are two coloured and two black and white sets. One set includes coloured shapes with a straight outline, the next set consists of the same shape, but with a dotted line around the shape.
One way our boys used these mats was to create the complete shape for the straight-lined shape mats. For the dotted shape mats, our boys made a long snake of playdough and placed it on the outline of the dotted shape. They also enjoyed filling these shapes in with a different colored playdough.
If you have laminated the playdough mats, they can be wiped clean after playdough use and then, with a dry erase marker, kids can practice drawing the shapes with the same mats.
You can find all my printable packs here, including the 2d Shapes Worksheets and activities and tracing shapes worksheets.
Looking for some good play dough recipe’s? Try these out:
- The BEST Playdough recipe
- Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils
- Super smooth, soft playdough.
- Koolaid Play Dough
Want more playdough mats?
- Ladybug Playdough Mats
- Apple Tree Counting Play dough Mats
- Alphabet Letters, Numbers and Arabic numbers play dough mats.