Here are 20 free play dough mats from some of my favourite blogs. Themes include alphabet, numbers, transport, animals, people, nature and shapes!
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My son has loved playing with play dough for years now, and we have made many different types of dough. But recently I’ve wanted to move things along a little bit and focus his creations. Whilst researching some play dough mats for him I found so many amazing FREE printables that I wanted to share them with you!
Alphabet Themed Play Dough Mats
Alphabet from Learning 4 Kids
Alphabet from Sparklebox
Alphabet from 1+1+1=1
Number Themed Play Dough Mats
Orchard from The Preschool Toolbox
0-9 from Learning4Kids
1-20 from 3Dinosaurs
Animal and People Themed Play Dough Mats
People and Faces from Picklebums
Farm Animals from Sparklebox
Blank Faces from Twinkl (free sign up required to download)
Nature Themed Play Dough Mats
Sunflower from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Flowers from Learn with Play at Home
Butterfly, flower and rainbow from Preschool Unplugged
Transport Themed Play Dough Mats
Transport from Twinkl (free sign up required to download)
Train and Truck from Teach Love Grow
Shape Themed Play Dough Mats
Shapes from 3 Dinosaurs
Shapes from Royal Baloo
Shapes from Mrs Lirette’s Learning Detectives
Shapes from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Once you have printed out your play dough mat, there are three ways to cover it:
- Contact Paper – cut out two pieces of contact paper slightly larger than the mat. Put one piece on the front and another on the back, sticky sides together so the edges are sealed.
- Plastic Page Protectors – by far the quickest option! Just slip the mat into one of these plastic sleeves and you’re ready to go.
- Laminator – the most professional finish. Just place the mat inside a laminating pouch and run it through the laminator.