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Are you looking for a hands-on activity to add to your bird theme?

Review colors, build words, and challenge your student to be creative with these Bird Color Word Playdough Mats.

The bird color word playdough mats includes these ten colors: blue, orange, green, red, yellow, purple, pink, brown, black, and white.

How to Use the Bird Color Word Playdough Mats

The bird color word playdough mats are simple to use.

  1. Print the bird color word playdough mats.
  2. Laminate the mats or put them in dry erase pockets.
  3. Get out a variety of colors of playdough.
  4. Show your student how roll the dough into long snake-like shapes. Form the lines of dough into the letters of the color word on the playdough mat.
  5. Let your student go for it!
  6. You can use this time to review colors and practice learning letters (and even some letter sounds).

Benefits of Playing with Playdough

Playdough is a great toy for your preschool or kindergarten student. It provides several benefits:

Strengthens Grip
Squeezing, squishing, and warming up the playdough helps to strengthen your student’s grip.

Builds Fine Motor Skills
Rolling the dough into the snake-like shape and using it to fill the color word helps build your student’s fine motor skills.

Boosts Creativity
After your student builds the bird color words, challenge her to create something out of that color of playdough. Can she make a red bird? What other things are red? (apple, crayon, tomato, wagon, etc.). Encourage her to use her imagination to build other red things.

Download the Bird Color Word Playdough Mats

Download a copy of the free bird color word playdough mats by clicking the image below.

Bird Color Words Playdough Mats

More Bird Themed Resources

Add some of these fun resources to your bird theme or bird unit study.

Printable Bird Shapes Matching Activity
Beautiful Birds Printables
Feathers for Lunch Unit Study & Lapbook