Children are like sponges – they’re constantly learning new things. Sometimes we wish they weren’t quite as good at picking up everything they see and hear so easily, but we can use that to our advantage. There’s many ways we can incorporate learning into fun everyday activities with our kids; playdough shape mats are a great way to do just that.
Children won’t even realize they’re learning as they enjoy these playdough shape mats! Perfect for preschools or at-home play, this simple activity helps with dexterity too.
Playdough is one of our favorite activities because there’s so many fun things kids can do with it, like making pretend people and even learning about emotions.
Free Printable Playdough Shape Mats:
Most kids pick up the basic shapes, like circles, squares, triangles easily, but they may need a little more practice with other shapes. These playdough shape mats feature 8 different shapes, including a trapezoid, rhombus, and pentagon!
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Cut the page in half (so each shape is by itself), laminate, and let the fun begin with these playdough shape mats!
I highly recommend our popular homemade playdough recipe – make a batch in less than 10 minutes!
Children will love making shapes with playdough and matching them to their playdough shape mats.
And because these fun mats are laminated, you can use them again and again!
What a cool idea! I wish I had though of this when my kiddo was learning his shapes. You are incredibly creative!
Cynthia Wright says
These are adorable! I love that they foster learning. My daughters Wouk really enjoy these. What an awesome way to incorporate learning into play time!
Playdough really allows kids to get creative with their play!
This is awesome! I wish I still had little ones to try it with> I think it would be great for my niece.
I just discovered your blog on pinterest. I wanted to thank you for using “rhombus” on your playdough mats! It drives me crazy when all the preschool stuff calls it “diamond!”
You’re welcome, Kara! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I love these and plan to use them with my preschoolers!! I would love it if you would add the shapes; star and heart!! Thank you!
The download is only giving me five shapes: circle, rectangle, rhombus, triangle, and pentagon. Are there more? Like a square?
Hi Courtney, yes there are more. You can download all the printables here: https://livingwellmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Playdough-Shape-Mats-Printable.pdf
Hi love your site …how can I get copies of the shape Playdough mats …thank u
Thank you, Ruth!
You can download the playdough mats here: https://livingwellmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Playdough-Shape-Mats-Printable.pdf
Hi! Erika, your design is awesome. I think to print few shapes out for my toddler, but the file is lock. Would you mind to send me the password? Because I don’t want to waste of paper and ink for print out all. Thank you.
Hi Josephine, I just checked and there’s no lock on the file. Are you accessing it through the correct link in the post? This: https://livingwellmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Playdough-Shape-Mats-Printable.pdf