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Sail into a play based learning experience with our free printable boat shapes playdough mats. This is a great activity to introduce or review basic shapes.
Benefits of the Sailboat Shape Playdough Mats
The shape playdough mats provide several benefits for your little learners:
Squeezing, squishing, and warming up the playdough helps to strengthen your student’s grip.
Builds Fine Motor Skills
Rolling the dough into pieces and flattening it to fill the shape on the playdough mat helps boost your student’s fine motor skills.
After your student builds the shape, give your student a challenge to turn the shape into something. For instance, a circle could become a sun or a moon.
You can also use the playdough mats to help your student analyze two-dimensional shapes. Ask questions. Is an oval like a circle? How are they the same? How are they different? How many sides does a octagon have? How many sides does a hexagon have? Which one of the shapes looks the most like a sailboat?
What’s Included in the Shape Playdough Mats?
This set of playdough mats includes twelve different shapes: rectangle, heart, square, diamond, circle, star, oval, triangle, octagon, hexagon, crescent, and pentagon.
It also includes two different versions: full color (to laminate and use over and over again) as well as black and white.
How to Get Started with the Boat Shape Playdough Mats
The printable shape mats are easy to use.
- Print the shape playdough mats.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather playdough.
- Show your student how to use the playdough to make the shape on the card.
Download Your Free Set of Shape Playdough Mats
Simply click on the image below to grab your set of free printable shape playdough mats.
More Boat Themed Activities & Printables
If you are looking for more boat themed activities for your preschool and kindergarten students, try some of these:
- Boat Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten
- Submarine Shapes Tracing Worksheets
- My Blue Boat Lapbook