I love teaching shapes to early learners. It’s just plain fun.
There are shapes all around us! So, once you introduce basic shapes to your preschoolers, expect them to point them out everywhere they look.
*Pointing to a window* – “Look, Mommy! A square!”
*Pointing to a plate* – “Look, Mommy! A circle!”
*Me pointing to the toddler bed in which mine should take a nap* – “Look! A rectangle! Don’t you want to get in it?”
(Doesn’t work, by the way.)
These farm shape playdough mats are great for building fine motor skills and shape recognition. And they’re a nice, quiet learning activity for your kids to work with on their own.
And these shape playdough mats are tons of fun too! Kids can use dot markers or playdough to make shapes all by themselves.
Read on to see how to get yours free! And don’t miss our list of farm books for kids to read!
Printable Farm Playdough Shape Mats
To use these Farm Playdough Shape Mats, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided in this post For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
This product includes four mats featuring all four basic shapes:
You could also try using stickers instead of markers or laminating them and using them with dry-erase crayons or fingerpaint. There are tons of ways to help kids use these and work on fine motor skills!
One thing about laminating these if you plan to use markers. The ink will smudge, so let your child stand up and use the dot marker. You can just rinse it off afterward and reuse it later!
Hint: These are great for busy bag work too. Just print them two to a page to make miniature shape playdough mats you can place in a busy bag for on-the-go fun!
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Plus, see even more ways to teach preschoolers on my Learning for Little Ones Pinterest board!
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