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Are you building a construction theme for your early learners? Grab this fun set of construction themed shape playdough mats and have fun learning through play.
Benefits of the Pipe 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 square could become a window or a road sign.
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 diamond have? How many sides does a square have? Which one of the shapes looks the most like a ball?
What’s Included in the Shape Playdough Mats?
This set of playdough mats includes twelve mats with different shapes: rectangle, heart, square, diamond, circle, star, oval, triangle, octagon, hexagon, crescent, and pentagon. Each one features a plumber with a wrench and a pipe as well as a shape made of pipes.
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 Construction Themed Shape Playdough Mats
The printable playdough 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 Set of Shape Playdough Mats
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More Construction Themed Printables and Activities
You can grab more construction themed fun for your preschool or kindergarten student. Try some of these resources:
- Building Numbers with LEGO
- Construction Site Dramatic Play Printables
- Construction Vehicles Playdough Mats