With Piglet starting on preschool work this fall, we’ve been using a lot of preschool playdough mats.
So this week I’m sharing a brand new printable set of preschool mats: Mountain Playdough Shape Mats!
These are super fun for little ones who are working on fine motor skills, shape recognition, and more!
Plus, they’re a perfect activity for preschoolers who are working on a geology unit along with their older siblings.
Read on to see how to get yours for free!
And don’t forget to stop by and check out some of our other preschool printables, including our Apple Tree Counting Mat and our Beach Playdough Number Mats!
Preschool Playdough Mats: Mountain Playdough Shape Mats
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Once you laminate these mats, you can use them again and again, so here are a few different ways to use them with your preschoolers.
Give your child a Do A Dot marker and challenge him or her to fill in each shape with a different color. Or each dot with a different color.
You can even ask your child to make a color pattern (one green circle, one red circle, one blue circle, then repeat it).
Hand out circular stickers and let your child stick them into the circles. This is particularly great for toddlers or for times when you want to avoid a potential mess. 😉
Use playdough to fill in the circles. Have your child roll small bits of dough into circles and place them in each circle to form each shape. This is excellent for fine motor practice.
Give your child dry erase crayons and bring the mats along when you’re going to a place you’ll have to wait.
Good choices include the doctor’s office, the drive-through, or a long car ride. Toss a basic washcloth into the car and use it to wipe off the mats for reuse.
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Plus, get more ideas for working with preschoolers on my Learning for Little Ones Pinterest board!
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This post is part of the Mountains Unit Study roundup! Stop by to read even more learning ideas about mountains from my fellow bloggers!
Adventurous Mountain Books your Tween will Love from Crafty Mama in ME
Children’s Picture Books About Camping from The Jenny Evolution
Mountain Sequencing Puzzle from Schooling a Monkey
Making a Mountain Out of A Mole Hill from Tales Of Education At Home
My Side of the Mountain Survival Lessons from FrogMom