Seasonal allergies aside, I absolutely adore spring. Next to fall, it’s my favorite season. Well, summer might be in the running also, which tells you how I feel about winter.
We don’t see rainbows that often in our area, but when we do, they are gorgeous. If I happen to see one while driving, I’ve been known to shout “Look, kids! A rainbow!”
They’re just as fascinating to me now as they were when I was a kid.
For our newest preschool playdough mats, I wanted to share one with a fun spring theme. And that’s why today we have our Over the Rainbow Playdough Mats!
Guess what? They’re FREE! Read on to see how to get yours!
To round out your spring unit, check out these adorable spring crafts for kids to make. And for more rainbow fun, don’t miss our Rainbow Number Word Matching Puzzles!
Preschool Playdough Mats: Rainbow Playdough Mats
To use these rainbow playdough mats, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links provided here for convenience. For more, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
You can use these without laminating them, but you probably won’t be able to reuse them a second time if you do.
If you’re waffling on buying a laminator, they’re totally worth it.
This product includes one color rainbow mat and one black and white mat, so it’s a great way to talk about colors with preschoolers as well!
Since these rainbow mats use several colors, kids can break out many colors of playdough to use together. That’s always fun.
Work on one color row at a time and make sure that kids can recognize and name each one before moving on.
This is also a good fine motor activity, because preschoolers can use their hands to form the playdough into ropes and then mold them to fit the mat pattern.
Once kids follow the color playdough mat pattern, they can recreate it on the black and white mat.
Or just come up with their own color scheme instead!
Scroll down to get your free Over the Rainbow Playdough Mats!
Don’t miss these other preschool playdough mats while you’re here!
And pick up our Spring Sight Word Flashcards to help get preschoolers reading!
And see more ways to make learning fun for early grades on my Learning for Little Ones Pinterest board!
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