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Kids love animals, and kids love playdough, so these Alphabet Animals Playdough Mats are the perfect combination.

Benefits of Alphabet Animals Playdough Mats

Building Fine Motor Skills

Kids like to squish, pull, and smash playdough. All of this movement–from the squeezing to the pinching–helps produce strong finger muscles.

These muscles will be used to learn how to write and for other tasks. Even though playdough seems like play, it’s actually a great way to give little fingers an important workout.

C is for Cat Alphabet Playdough Mat

Building Phonemic Awareness

Another benefit of these alphabet animals playdough mats is that they can be used to introduce or review letter sounds.

As your student is working on building letter A with playdough, you can remind her what the letter A says. A-a-ant. You can do this for each letter found in this printable.

Independent Play

You don’t have to constantly sit by your student’s side while he is working on building the alphabet. He can work independently while you are busy with another student (or even making dinner). You can pop in and review letter sounds once in awhile, or you can simply let him work.

H is for Hamster Alphabet Playdough Mat

Alphabet Animals Playdough Mats Directions

1. Print the alphabet animals playdough mats.

2. Laminate the mats, or put the mats in plastic page protectors.

3. Cut out the mats.

4. Show your student how to use playdough to recreate a letter on a mat.

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More Resources for Learning the Alphabet

Are you looking for more alphabet resources for your student? Try these:

Dr. Seuss’s ABC Printables
Letter A Printables
ABC Transportation Memory Match Game