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Have fun celebrating the holiday while learning shapes with this set of free Christmas shapes playdough mats.

Benefits of the Christmas Shape Playdough Mats

The shape playdough mats provide several benefits for your little learners:

Strengthens Grip
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.

Boosts Creativity
After your student builds the shape, give your student a challenge to turn the shape into something. For instance, a circle could become a smiley face or a wheel.

Analyze Shapes
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 triangle have? How many sides does a square have?

The chimney is a rectangle. Do you see any rectangles in the room we are in?

What’s Included in the Christmas Shape Playdough Mats?

This set of playdough mats includes twelve different shapes: rectangle (chimney), heart (peppermint ornament), square (Christmas gift), diamond (ornament), circle (snowman), star (Christmas tree topper), oval (lightbulbs), triangle (Christmas tree), octagon (Santa ornament), hexagon (snowflake ornament), crescent (moon ornament), and pentagon (gingerbread house).

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 Christmas Themed Shape Playdough Mats

The printable playdough mats are easy to use.

  1. Print the shape playdough mats.
  2. Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
  3. Gather playdough.
  4. Show your student how to use the playdough to make the shape on the card.

Get Your Set of Shape Playdough Mats

Click on the image below to grab your free Christmas Shape Playdough Mats.

Christmas Playdough Shape Mats

More Shape Activities & Printables

Are you looking for more holiday inspired shape activities? Try these: