Patriotic Shape Playdough Mats

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Who else just LOVES playdough? I still do. I don’t think the enchantment with playdough ever leaves. It’s so squishy, can cure boredom and is an absolutely fantastic sensory activity. These Patriotic Shape Playdough Mats will bring all of that together as well as helping children learn and practice shapes!

Playdough Mats For Learning Shapes

Learning shapes is an important part of a child’s math skills. Shapes are all around us and being able to identify them is only the beginning.

Playdough itself is a fantastic tool for strengthening hand muscles. Categorized as a fine motor tool, playdough helps the finger and hand muscles get stronger. These muscles are critical for writing, zipping a zipper or tying shoes.

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What Shapes Are Included?

The shapes that are included in this printable pack are:

  • Triangle
  • Circle
  • Rectangle
  • Heart
  • Star
  • Diamond
  • Oval
  • Square
  • Pentagon
  • Heptagon
  • Hexagon
  • Octagon

Each shape is decorated with a different patriotic image. For instance, fireworks, rockets, flags and red white & blue kites.

Prepping these playdough mats is super easy and you’ll only have to do it once!

Print out the sheets and cut them in half. Each shape takes up one half of a piece of paper.

Once they are cut, laminate them. This is recommended so that the playdough won’t stick to it. Playdough on plain paper is a disaster, believe me if you haven’t actually tried it. You could also use dry erase pockets if you don’t have a laminator.

Grab the playdough and get started! We suggest rolling the playdough into one long snake and placing it on the playdough mat to form the shape.

If you don’t have playdough, you can use any other manipulative that you have like pom poms or mini erasers.

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This Patriotic Shape Playdough Mat sets are perfect for preschoolers!

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