There’s just something about playing with playdough that captures kids’ attention.
I loved playdough as a child. Every child I knew loved playdough.
So, naturally when I was creating these alphabet and number winter literacy mats, my first thought was to use them with playdough.
Preschool playdough mats can be used to build fine motor skills, to make shapes, and to learn to form letters and numbers.
But there are other ways to use these literacy mats with young learners too!
Keep reading to find out how to get your set of these winter playdough mats.
And, for more winter fun in early grades, take a look at our list of adorable snowman books for kids to read!
Alphabet and Number Winter Literacy Mats for Kids
To use these winter literacy mats, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are listed below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock
- Laminator (optional)
- Playdough (optional)
- Mini erasers (optional)
- Dry erase markers (optional)
This set of winter literacy printables includes 26 letter mats – from A to Z!
Each mat shows both the uppercase and lowercase version of each letter.
And the letters are large enough for students to trace with pens, markers, highlighters, crayons – even their fingers!
There are also number mats featuring numerals from 0 to 10.
All of the mats have a fun wintery background theme!
How to Use Winter Literacy Mats with Early Learners
There are several ways to use this resource to help early learners build literacy skills!
Kids can roll playdough into “ropes” and then connect them to form the uppercase and lowercase letters.
If you decide to laminate the mats, hand out dry erase markers for students to trace the letters!
You can also place the mats at literacy or math centers (for the number mats).
Hand out mini erasers, pom-poms, or math counters for students to trace the letters and numbers.
Or print the mats half-sized!
They’ll be a perfect size for adding to morning tubs or busy bags.
Get a closer look at this resource in the video below!
Scroll down to get your copy of our winter literacy mats!
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