Printable playdough mats are a great way for kids to play and create and are worth adding to your classroom or homeschool room.
These St Patricks Day playdough mats are something you want to add to your March lesson plan! Kids love them and I have them for you as a free printable. Learning activities like is a favorite at our house.
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In this pack your young learner gets 10 different themed creations to make. There are to creations on each page.
I do suggest when you print them you either slide them in to page protector sleeves or laminate them.
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Here are the designs on the mats:
- lucky charm
- gold coin
- Irish flag
- top hat
- four leaf clover
- pot of gold
You get a set of black and white and color mats.
What Are the Benefits of Playing with Playdough?
There are so many benefits to playdough play. Activities for preschoolers that develop fine motor skills is always at the top of the list in my book! While they are playing they are building the small muscles in their hands and fingers. It also improves dexterity.
Aside from fine motor, it encourages creativity, fosters hand and eye coordination, it encourages discovery and is very calming to play with.
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How Do You Use Play Dough Mats?
You simply print them out. This is my favorite homeschool printer that we use in our home.
Then you will want to pop them in sheet protectors or laminate them to keep them clean.
Then give your kiddos different colors of playdough and the mats.
They can follow the shapes on the mat, using the colors indicated on the mat or a different color if they choose, and form the dough to create the images on the mat.
How Do You Play with Playdough?
Utilizing mats like these St. Patricks Day mats are one great way to play with play dough, there are so many things you can do with it.
Kids can smash it, pull it apart, roll it, cut it with cookie cutters or playdough scissors, poke it with their fingers or with objects, add small items to the playdough like pasta, beans, coins, beads, etc.
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More St Patricks Day Fun Play and Educational Ideas:
Over the years we have made a lot of homemade play dough. Any of these recipes can be used with these mats or you can use traditional store bought playdough.