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!
Plus, they’re a nice, quiet learning activity for kids to work with on their own.
Toddlers and preschoolers love to work with preschool playdough mats, such as our Apple Tree Playdough Mat and our Beach Number Playdough Mats.
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! And don’t miss our list of farm books for kids to read!
Farm Fine Motor! Printable Farm Playdough Shape Mats
To use these farm playdough shape mats, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
This product includes eight mats featuring several basic shapes:
Plus, this resource includes detailed suggestions for how to use these shape mats with students and as an in-class lesson!
How to Use Dot Shape Mats with Students
These farm-themed shape mats are so versatile for use with preschoolers and kindergartners.
You can print them and let kids use dot markers to fill in the shapes. Or if you prefer, you can laminate them and let kids use them with playdough!
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!
If you don’t plan to laminate these, you can simply print them on cardstock. They’ll hold up much better than on regular paper.
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!
Get a look at these farm shape mats in action in the video below!
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Add more learning ideas to your farm unit with these activities!
To get your copy of our Farm Shape Playdough Mats, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store or check them out below!