Fun and Easy Printable Playdough Mats for Children

June 28, 2022

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Are you looking for some fun activities for your little ones to do during school time? A playdough mat is a great way to add in some hands-on sensory fun with learning activities for your homeschool. 

Fun and Easy Printable Play Dough Mats for Children

Playdough Mats

Playdough Mats are a the perfect addition to your homeschool days if you have preschoolers. Playdough is the original sensory play item that kids of all ages love. There are so many different ways that you can play with playdough in an educational way using playdough mats.

Using Playdough with Playdough Mats

Are you looking for playdough printables to use with your playdough? There are many playdough activities that can help your little ones to strengthen their fine motor skills with playdough.

If you are concerned about the ingredients and dyes in commercial playdough you may want to try your hand at a nontoxic playdough recipe.

Playdough Mats

There are lots of fun playdough ideas to use with free printable playdough mats for learning fun in your homeschool. Many families want to be able to use them over and over again. If you have a laminating machine you can create a laminated playdough mat.

You can also use a page protector and just slide the printable mat inside when you are ready to use it. You can even use erasable markers on them.

Literacy Playdough Mats

Are you learning digraphs in your reading lessons? These digraph play dough mats will help your children practice the common digraphs.

These Pre primer sight words play dough mats will help your children with recognizing the word, tracing the word, and writing the word with play dough.

Practice reading and writing common animal names with these animal word playdough mats.

Letter Playdough Mats

Work on tracing uppercase letters with ABC uppercase letter play dough mats.

Differentiate between lowercase and uppercase letters with these letter play dough mats that will have your children match the uppercase to lowercase letters. 

Work on recognizing letters, tracing them, matching them and creating them from playdough with these letter playdough mat worksheets.

alphabet playdough mats printables

Alphabet Playdough Mats

These alphabet playdough mats have chunky letters perfect for tracing with playdough.

Practice writing and tracing letters with this set of alphabet play dough mats for all 26 letters in the alphabet. 

Use playdough with these alphabet playdough mats to create lower case letters that match the word on the cards.

Free Printable Playdough Mats

You can also use playdough mats to work on math skills and number recognition. Your kids will have so much fun while playing they won’t even realize that they are learning.

Number Playdough Mats

These free printable number playdough mats have an adorable cupcake theme. This is a fun way to practice number recognition as your child rolls out the playdough to form the numbers and counts out how many sprinkles to add to the cupcake. 

Practice number recognition to 20 with these number mats in black and white and color.

Learn numbers 1-10 and 11-20 with these printable play dough mats to practice shaping numbers and counting.

number playdough mats

Math Playdough Mats

Number bond activities help your children with their math skills by teaching them what parts of numbers make a whole. Practice number bonds with a number bond math mat.

Use these ten frame template playdough mats to build numbers 0-10 with playdough.

Cookie Jar Playdough Math Mats are a fun way to practice counting and adding cookies into a cookie jar. 

Counting Playdough Mats

Monster playdough mats are an adorable way to practice counting as kids feed the monster items they have made out of playdough.

Practice counting to 10 with an adorable tree themed playdough counting mats

Decorate an ice cream cone with toppings and practice counting with these cute ice cream counting play dough mats .

Printable Play Dough Mats

If you give your young children a free play dough mat with play dough activities, it will help them to build up their hand strength while they play.

As they roll and form the playdough into letters or shapes on the mat they are strengthening their hands. They also are getting some fine motor practice at the same time.

Scenic Playdough Mats

If your young children love animals and learning about farming, they are going to enjoy creating their very own farm scene with these farm yard play dough mats.

Are you learning about the ocean and ocean animals? Design your very own coral reef with playdough mats. 

Keep your kids busy and creative by creating their own animals and characters out of play dough to go with 10 different printable scene backgrounds

Preschool Playdough Mats

Kids will enjoy pretend playing that they are baking, creating and decorating their very own cupcakes with these cupcake pretend play mats

This fun activity will help your kids learn about about food by creating their own dinners, lunches and desserts with fun food play dough mats

If you are teaching your kids about emotions these playdough face mats will be a great help. They can create different faces happy, sad, mad or silly with these face playdough mats. You can also download some free emotions downloads.

make a face playdough mats

Shapes PlayDough Mats

These shapes printable mats are the perfect way to introduce your children to 8 different shapes in a fun, hands-on way. You can also download some free printable shape worksheets for extra practice as well as some shape tracing worksheets.

Learn to read the shape word, then create it out of playdough with these shape mats

Young kids will have so much fun learning the names of the basic shapes and how to create them with shape play dough mats

In Conclusion: 

Playdough is a classic toy that kids of all ages love playing with. Playdough paired up with educational playdough mats can create an amazing hands-on learning experience for your kids to learn important skills in your homeschool.

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